To create a durable and energetic network in which Esther can feel confident and lead an independent life. Esther should know where to turn, get care in or close to her home, see us as the same provider of care and have the possibility to get the same care all over Region Jönköping County.
We use tools of continuous quality improvement and coaching to increase competence of the whole care chain, and reduce redundancy for Esther.
The Esther Network spans continents. We share ideas with Esther's from Singapore to Toronto. Here in Hoglandet, in the south of Sweden, we are - so far - made up of six municipalities.
There are many cross-organizational meetings. Esther's organizing committee was comprised of directors from hospital, primary care, social care, department of medicine but is today embedded in the regional leadership programs as a way of working to connect and improve complex care. In several municipalities and hospitals there are smaller networks where Esther coaches have been trained to empower staff to always have Esther in mind, and to create projects which improve her journey through the health and social care system.
There are about 300 Esther coaches within health care and social care. They act as coachers and in their normal profession at the same time in their daily work To be an Esther coach requires a passion for Esther and an improvement drive. There is an Esther coach education of eight days multiprofessional learning. Today we have two levels of coaching.