Durham North Zone Partnership Report

The Durham North Zone (DNZ) Partnership submitted a report to the Central East LHIN in April 2014 outlining the progress that has been made since the Partnership was formed.  The report also included the priorities for 2014-15.  A further report will be submitted to the Central East LHIN in October 2014 and December 2014.

The Durham North Zone was established in March 2013 as a result of the decision of the Central East LHIN regarding the Community Health Services Integration Plan (Durham Cluster), released in February 2013.  The Partnership came into existence formally in June 2013.  The Central East LHIN endorsed the DNZ’s Strategic Plan in September 2013.

The organizations involved in the Durham North Zone are:  Community Care Durham (CCD); Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada (VON), Ontario Branch; the Regional Municipality of Durham (Adult Day Programs); and Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC).  Brock CHC was designated the lead organization in the partnership.

The Partnership envisions a Durham North Zone in which health care access for local residents will be provided as close to home as possible, in which those in greatest need will receive coordinated care and support and in which those at highest risk will receive the assistance required.  A collaborative and client focused approach based on evidence and best practice and rooted in the promotion of health and wellbeing will build a healthier north Durham Region.

Progress reported to date includes the following highlights:

The Durham North Zone partners are committed to the following priorities for 2014-15: