Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care inOntario

On December 17, 2015, the ministry released Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario, a discussion paper that outlines proposed changes for the health system. The proposed structural changes would see Local Health Integration Networks assume responsibility for home and community care and system integration, and have greater involvement with primary care, and improved linkages with population health planning. 

Please click on the links below to access the discussion paper and an overview slide deck:  

The LHIN recently supported the Ministry to gather input on this proposal.  

Feedback from public consultation sessions held in each of the LHIN's three clusters, along with feedback collected through online surveys, has now been forwarded to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and will help to inform next steps in building a high-performing health system that is more responsive to local needs, is better connected and integrated, drives quality and performance, and enhances transparency for providers and patients, clients and their families.

A summary update on feedback collected was presented to the LHIN Board at its February 2016 open board meeting

Please continue to watch this space for future updates on the Patients First proposal.