Accountability and Transparency
Strive for transparent decision-making and better performance by reporting on measures of success and holding individuals and organizations accountable for results.
LHINs have built a strong foundation of transparency, performance and accountability as these are fundamental expectations of what Ontarians want from their health care system.
All LHINs are accountable to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through their Ministry-LHIN Accountability Agreement. LHINs in turn have Service Accountability Agreements (SAA) in place with each health service provider that receives funding from the LHIN.
The SAA is a public document that covers a specified term and lays out accountability and performance obligations for planning, integration and delivery of programs and services.
The LHIN models transparency in its reporting and decision-making processes, ensuring accessibility of data and information to inform decisions and to assess performance at the provider, initiative and system level. The LHIN strives to ensure that health care dollars are spent efficiently and effectively, yielding the best results possible and overall value for money.
The LHINs operate within an accountability framework that is comprised of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 or LHSIA, the Memorandum of Understanding or MOU, and the Ministry-LHIN Performance Agreement or MLPA.
formerly Ministry-LHIN Performance Agreement
Patients First Resources
As of April 1, 2011, under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, every LHIN, in compliance with the Directive issued by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, is required to post the following:
Following direction from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, expenses will be posted expenses here for all members of the South West LHIN Board of Directors and senior LHIN staff beginning with the first quarter (Q1) of the 2010/11 fiscal year (April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011) .