With the release of the 2013 Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic (OHPIP), the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is now turning its attention to seasonal influenza planning and the scoping the Ontario Influenza Response Plan.
To inform these plans, the Ministry is collecting information from health system partners about their experiences during the 2012-2013 influenza season as well as priorities for influenza preparedness and planning.
The 2012-2013 influenza season was significant in many ways, including its early start. The 2012-2013 season was the first time the Ministry’s Emergency Operations Centre (MEOC) has been activated to support the health system respond to a seasonal influenza.
RNAO, as a key human health emergency planning stakeholder, has been asked to invite Ontario’s nurses to provide feedback by filling out the Ministry’s “2012-2013 influenza – lessons learned” survey.
Take the survey!