Champlain LHIN’s Inpatient Mental Health & Addictions Capacity Plan (News, Summary, Final Report), a study recently completed by the Champlain LHIN and hospital partners, investigates how to improve inpatient mental health and addictions services and bed capacity in Champlain and is aligned with the LHIN’s strategic priority to integrate mental health and addictions services. The work outlined in the plan and regional surge protocol includes 13 recommendations for a more optimal future state, including the implementation activities of the Champlain regional inpatient program such as the creation of governance structures, holding key stakeholder consultations, planning systems improvements and evidence based decision making.