Integrated Health Service Plan 2007-2010

The South West LHIN submitted its first Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on October 31, 2006. It is a vision for the future of health care tailored to the unique environment and needs of our area.

Developed through extensive engagement with providers, consumers, community leaders and the public, our IHSP sets out four integration priorities with detailed action plans outlining what must be achieved over the next three years. The priorities are:

  • Strengthening and improving primary health care 
  • Preventing and managing chronic illness 
  • Building linkages across the continuum for all seniors and adults with complex needs 
  • Accessing the right services, in the right place, at the right time, by the right provider 

Two enabling priorities are also identified: 1) health human resources, to ensure the right mix of health care providers with the right skills in the South West; and 2) e-Health, to realize the full potential of electronic exchange of information among providers and consumers.

Download the Integrated Health Service Plan

Integrated Health Service Plan

Integrated Health Service Plan summary 

Plan de services de santé intégrés - FRANÇAIS

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About our 2007 - 2010 IHSP

Integration is what LHINs are all about.

  • It supports a seamless, safe and effective care experience for consumers
  • It provides the right care, at the right time and place
  • It makes efficient use of system resources and capacity

In the South West LHIN, Integration will be achieved through a continuous cycle of:

  • Community engagement
  • Local health system planning
  • Funding and allocating
  • Accountability and performance improvement

How the South West LHIN 2007 - 2010 IHSP was developed

The South West LHIN submitted its first Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP) to the Minister of Health and Long-term Care on October 31, 2006. The Plan outlines where we will focus our integration efforts over the next three years.

Our IHSP was developed through an extensive community engagement process. In 2006, the South West LHIN connected with more than 3,500 people who participated in: 

  • 31 public forums 
  • 10 provider forums and three Area Provider Table Meetings 
  • 7 forums with mental health consumers
  • 7 meetings with Aboriginal and First Nations communities 
  • Meetings with Francophone, Deaf, immigrant and other unique populations
  • Telephone survey 
  • Online survey

We listened and, working with a Strategic Advisory Group of experienced providers and consumers, developed and refined a set of four key integration priorities, two enabling priorities, and five implementation imperatives.

Integration priorities

  • Strengthening and improving primary care
  • Preventing and managing chronic illness
  • Building linkages across the continuum for all seniors and adults with complex needs
  • Accessing the right services, in the right place, at the right time, by the right provider

Enabling priorities

  • e-Health
  • Health human resources

Implementation imperatives

  • Transportation
  • Promotion and prevention
  • Mobilizing partnerships
  • Evaluation, research, education and knowledge dissemination
  • Standardization and best practice