Wow, talk about a community that cares about, and that wants to get involved in the future of its local hospital! Through our Imagine Headwaters campaign, we heard from over 2,500 people about their care experience as well as about their hopes and aspirations for the future of Headwaters Health Care Centre. We heard from a wide range of people from youth to older adults, from patients and family members, to staff, physicians and volunteers.

Our community survey received over 1,500 responses with just as many thoughtful comments about what makes Headwaters a strong community hospital and how to make it even better. That there is widespread community pride and support in our hospital, in its physicians, staff, volunteers and Friendship Gardens

Five clear themes emerged from our conversations:

  1. To have more programs and services closer to home.
  2. To ensure timely access to the Emergency Department and to Diagnostic Imaging Services.
  3. To improve coordination and communication within the hospital as well as with community partners and care providers.
  4. There is widespread experience of compassionate-person-centred care at Headwaters.
  5. There is a desire to ensure our hospital is well-funded and well-maintained.

Our communities feedback and input from our staff, physicians and community partners are helping guide the development of our strategic plan for the next 3-5 years.

This spring, we will complete our Report to the Community (Annual Report) and our Strategic Plan. This will lay out our shared vision for the future of health care at Headwaters.

Your Voice Makes Us Stronger! We still want to hear from you.

Connect with us anytime by email at info@headwatershealth.ca.

Consider being a Patient Family Advisor and see how your experience at Headwaters can help us get even better.

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News

Imagine Headwaters in the sun and driving rain – we are there!

July 5th, 2018|Community Engagement, Conversations, News|Comments Off on Imagine Headwaters in the sun and driving rain – we are there!

We’ve been out and about in our communities over the past several weeks at community events as well as connecting with staff, physicians and volunteers at the hospital during our annual summer recognition event. We’ve [...]

  • Tom Reid, Stacey Daub, Louise Kindree representing Headwaters visit East Garafraxa Council
  • Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Headwaters updates council on Headwaters and funding formula challenge
  • Stacey Daub, Louise Kindree and Joan Burdette at County Council Presentation supporting Headwaters

Dufferin County’s elected officials support fair community hospital funding

May 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Dufferin County’s elected officials support fair community hospital funding

For the past several weeks we’ve visited several municipalities within the Dufferin County – Caledon region. Our goal is to update municipal leaders and citizens about their community hospital’s performance and challenges we are facing [...]

  • Georgian College RPN students

Georgian College’s RPNs talk work term experiences

April 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Georgian College’s RPNs talk work term experiences

Headwaters’ CEO Stacey Daub sat down with 15 Registered Practical Nursing Students (RPNs) from Georgian College to talk about their work term experiences. They were joined by two clinical placement staff and the Program Coordinator [...]

Imagine Headwaters volunteers
Imagine Headwaters Baby Photo
Members of Headwaters Health Care Centre's Auxiliary

Your Hospital. Your Voice. Our Future.

Headwaters Today

A few facts about your community hospital.

Headwaters Health Care Centre is located in the beautiful Headwaters region, just one hour north of Toronto.

We are a full service medium-size acute and complex continuing care hospital and provide care to over 135,000 Dufferin County-Caledon residents and visitors each year.

  • Headwaters offers both inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 Emergency Department services.
  • Headwaters achieved Exemplary Standing Accreditation by Accreditation Canada in 2016.
  • Major programs and services include Women’s and Children’s Health, Surgical Services, Critical and Palliative Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Dialysis and Cancer Care.
  • Our community support is tremendous. Each piece of hospital equipment is funded by our community. Donors have a direct impact on those cared for at Headwaters each and every day.
  • We also rely on the generosity of our community through volunteerism within our Hospital Auxiliary and Chaplaincy Program.
  • We are affiliated with a number of colleges and universities across Ontario for nursing and allied health and non-clinical placements. Students and medical residents at Headwaters make up an important part of the workforce in caring for our patients.
  • In September 2017 we opened the new 8,700 square foot Ambulatory Care Centre where we provide high demand clinics and programs such as dialysis, chemotherapy, minor procedures, orthopaedics and plastics.
  • We will soon open our fourth operating room providing even more access to care for our community.
  • We are affiliated with the Provincial Breast Cancer Screening Program where women can self-refer for mammograms, close to home.