We know the local health care needs of communities are best understood by the residents who live and work in them. The Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is now in the process of developing its fourth strategic plan or Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP 4), and invites local residents to become involved in planning their local health system by providing their input and feedback through completion of a brief online survey.
"Obtaining firsthand accounts from LHIN residents, places them at the centre of their local health care system. Their invaluable feedback will help the LHIN to better understand the needs of local communities, and to determine where it can make the biggest differences with IHSP 4. I encourage residents to take this opportunity and share their experiences with the LHIN as it continues to develop IHSP 4." - Maria Britto, Board Chair, Central West LHIN Board of Directors
Meeting the complex health care needs of a rapidly growing, aging and culturally diverse population requires smart local planning, and an ability to address broader provincial priorities. When complete, IHSP 4 will outline the LHIN's local priorities for the three year period April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2019. It will also align with Ontario's Patients First: Action Plan for Healthcare by continuing to improve access, better connecting services, making evidence-based decisions on value and quality that will sustain the system for generations to come and providing people with the education and information they need to make the right decisions about their health.
A mosaic of geographic and cultural diversity, and home to over 840,000 local residents, the Central West LHIN plans, integrates, funds and monitors the local health care system for the communities of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin, Malton, north Etobicoke and west Woodbridge. Together with local Health Service Providers and community partners the Central West LHIN is committed to the development of an integrated system of health services that places patients first, responsive to their needs while delivering better value for money.
To complete the survey please click here.
For more information on the Central West LHIN please visit www.centralwestlhin.on.ca.