Access to Health and Social Services in Official Languages Standard
In 2018, “CAN/HSO 11012:2018 – Access to Health and Social Services in Official Languages» ” was published. This was a major step towards success, but the work was not finished! Now we needed to promote the standard and field-test it. HSO prepared its assessment guide and the Health Networks worked to integrate strategic and policy supports from every province and territory. We started to talk about it: presentations are being made at conferences, including the National Health Leadership Conference, and provincial and territorial forums.
Pilots at four sites
Accreditation Canada tested the recognition program by assessing four sites as part of a pilot project, in 2019.
- Hôpital Saint-Boniface Hospital, in Winnipeg (Manitoba)
- Canadian Forces Base Shilo (Manitoba)
- Hôpital Montfort Hospital, in Ottawa (Ontario)
- Portage Atlantique Centre, in Cassidy Lake (New Brunswick)