NORTH Network Telehealth Planning Session In Sioux Lookout

The telehealth planning group met at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital on Friday May 25 to discuss the NORTH Network ( initiative that recently received funding from Health Canada (CHIPP program) to develop telehealth services in partnership with a number of health service providers in Northern Ontario. Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations and their Kuh-ke-nah SMART initiative are the only First Nation groups included in this 18 month demonstration project. We were represented at the meeting by community health representatives from Keewaywin, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill, along with other Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff and resource people. Doctors, nurses and administrators providing services across the Sioux Lookout region (from the Zone Hospital, IFNA program and the Sioux Lookout Disctrict Health Centre) attended the session to learn about this project and how these new services can be used in their work. Doctors, nurses and staff from Toronto, Timmins and Thunder Bay who are working with the NORTH Network also attended. Check out the pictures from the meeting

The day before Dr. Ed Brown, Director of the NORTH Network project, met in Balmertown with Dr. Aaron Feldstein and Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff to discuss strategies for making the telehealth project work in KO First Nation health centres.