North West LHIN’s health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.

Collectively Improving Access to Care through Shared Priorities

Reducing Emergency Department Wait Times and decreasing Alternate Level of Care days are key priorities for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and each region. Provincially we have implemented nine priority projects that are evidence-based and demonstrate success in addressing the care needs of seniors. In particular the initiatives prevent visits to the emergency department, support safe discharge to home and improve patient flow from hospital to home or another care environment.

Below is a summary of the nine provincial Priority Projects that outlines the progress of each initiative provincially and, where applicable, here in the North West LHIN.