Our Priorities

After listening to and hearing from those who use the health system, health service provider leaders and governors, networks, municipal leaders and the public, we designed a plan that reflects the current needs and directions of the health system. We are pleased to continue building a system that better understands and meet the needs of our patients. Patients, clients and residents belong at the heart of the health care system. And through a shared commitment, we can improve the health of our communities. It is now up to the LHIN and health system partners to focus on achieving the outcomes we know are needed.

How will we know we have been successful?

Stronger primary health care that is linked with the broader health care system
  • Faster access to primary care when you are sick.
  • Fewer visits to the Emergency Department for conditions that are better managed in primary care.
  • More people see their primary care provider following discharge from hospital.
Optimized health for people and caregivers living at home, in long-term care and in other community settings
  • Faster access to care provided by personal support workers and nursing in the community.
  • Fewer people waiting in the hospital for care in the community.
Supporting people in preventing and managing chronic conditions
  • Improved transitions of care following a hospital stay.
  • Fewer people need to be hospitalized for chronic conditions.
Stronger mental health and addiction services and relationships with other partners
  • Fewer people returning to the Emergency Department due to better connections to community supports.
  • Fewer people needing to be hospitalized for mental health conditions.
  • Fast access to mental health care in the community.
Timely access to hospital-based care at the LHIN-wide, multi-community, and local level
  • Faster access to care in Emergency Departments.
  • Faster access to surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Improved cost alignment to provincial standard.
A rehabilitative approach across the care continuum
  • More people able to access rehabilitative services to maximize recovery.
People with life-limiting illnesses and their families at the centre of hospice palliative care
  • More people with palliative care needs being supported at home.