Efficient patient flow to ensure the most appropriate care is provided closest to home.

Patients who are medically ready for transfer back to the referring hospital, are candidates for repatriation to continue their care journey closer to home.  Repatriation promotes efficient patient flow, enables patients to be cared for closer to home and ensures that capacity and access to subspecialty services are maintained. 

All hospitals/programs are encouraged to use the Provincial Hospital Resource System (PHRS) Repatriation Tool (hosted by CritiCall Ontario) to enter patient transfer requests. Hospital users should contact CritiCall Ontario to obtain access and training to use the tool

Repatriation Dashboard

The Repatriation Dashboard*, disseminated bi-annually to hospital CEOs, presents hospital site level data, providing an at-a-glance view of Repatriation performance from the perspective of the sending and receiving hospitals. Broad sharing of the Dashboard is encouraged as it will be of interest to those who are directly or indirectly involved with patient care in the acute care setting. Additionally, quality improvement teams, Regional Repatriation Committees, and system leaders will find the reports valuable. *All data analysis and reports are prepared by the CCSO Data Analytics team.

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