Chronic Conditions

Across Canada, rates of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes are on the rise. As more people are diagnosed with these conditions, they must increasingly navigate a complex health system that is inconvenient for patients and costly for the health system.

As Canada’s only fully independent, ambulatory hospital, WCH is a leader in developing integrated models of care that make care more accessible and more convenient while improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. For example, at WCH’s Complex Care Clinic, patients can see multiple providers in a single visit all under the same roof; the health team coordinates care so that all aspects of patient’s needs are met in a timely and efficient manner.