February 29, 2016
The Erie St. Clair CCAC, comprised of the Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Windsor-Essex geographies is pleased to respond to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario. The Ministry’s proposal dated December 2015 includes four areas of focus to reduce gaps and create a more consistent, integrated care experience for patients:
1. Strengthen the role of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to drive more effective integration services and greater equity;
2. Timely access to primary care, and seamless links between primary care and other services;
3. More consistent and accessible home and community care; and
4. Stronger links between population and public health and other health services.
The Erie St. Clair CCAC defines itself as a “Partner of Choice.” To that end, the CCAC envisions being an engaged stakeholder in the creation of a more integrated system for patients and families. Therefore, the Erie St. Clair CCAC response focuses on opportunities presented with the proposed changes to the governance and delivery of home and community care within an integrated health system. True transformation is required to successfully implement this vision.
Read the full response here.
Additionally, you can read the OACCAC response here. To read the "Patients First" discussion paper, click here.