AODA Accessibility Plan
April 1 2014 – March 31 2019
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital is focused on delivering the best possible health outcomes and an exceptional patient experience through high quality, more accessible and efficient care. Our vision for an exceptional experience for patients and their families is an inter-connected system of care that is easier to navigate and addresses the unique needs of our community. In order to achieve this vision, we must eliminate barriers that limit equitable and accessible care for our patients and their families.
Ten years ago, eliminating barriers for people with disabilities began with simple curb cuts to accommodate wheelchairs, and the addition of more new parking spots for persons with disabilities. Today, accessibility has expanded to include identifying and addressing communication, attitudinal, technological, policy and physical barriers. In 2005, when the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was introduced the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital embraced the new legislation to ensure a barrier free environment for people with disabilities.
It is with pleasure that we introduce the CGMH Multi-Year Accessibility Plan that outlines our strategic direction with regards to accessibility and embraces the Integrated Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.