Nurse Practioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses: within the Haliburton Highlands, nurses are an essential component of the healthcare which is provided to residents and visitors.

Health Services (HHHS)

As a member of the healthcare team, RNs and RPNs provide patient care in the Emergency Department at both the Minden and Haliburton hospital sites and for a diverse and variable patient population in the 14-bed inpatient unit at the Haliburton site.  In addition, RNs and RPNs have a significant role in promoting health and preventing illness at Hyland Crest, a 62-bed LTC facility at the Minden site and Highland Wood, a 30-bed LTC facility at the Haliburton site.  Practicing in this rural setting, experienced and new graduate nurses have the opportunity to use a wide variety of skills within an exciting and fluctuating environment.

Family Health Team (HHFHT)

The Family Health Team is an interdisciplinary team of health professionals with the goal of improving access to primary healthcare and improving the health of the Haliburton Highlands.  The FHT has several nursing positions including Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses.

The Nurse Practitioners provide primary health care with a strong empahsis on health promotion and disease prevention.   The FHT RN(EC) has a Baccalaureate or Masters in Nursing, has successfully completed the post-graduate Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, has current extended class registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and is a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).

The Registered Nurse roles approach health care delivery from a program perspective: Health Seniors, Chronic Disease Management, Health Living and Health Kids.  Ideally the FHT RN has a Baccalaureate in Nursing Science, has current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and preferrably is a member of RNAO.

Central East Community Care Access Centre (CECCAC)

The CECCAC is mandated to provide community-based health and related social services, supplies and equipment; manage the placement of persons into long-term care, and; provide information to the public about community based services, long-term care facilities and related health and social services with the central East Local Health Integration Network, including Haliburton County.  The CECCAC has one of the largest populations served by a CCAC, responding to the needs of approximately 1,459,800 residents, making up 11.8% of Ontario’s population.

The CECCAC employs Case Managers, which may be a Registered Nurse.  Please see the Case Manager section for more details.