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Local Health Integration Networks Backgrounders, Fact Sheets & Briefing Notes

 

UPDATE: Mounting Health Care Cuts

List of the Ford government health care cuts to date: Cut OHIP+ so families with sick children will have to seek private coverage first and pay deductibles and co-payments (June 2018). Cut planned mental health funding by more than $330 million per year (July 2018). Cancelled all new planned overdose prevention sites. (Autumn 2018). Cut […]

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UPDATE: Mounting Health Care Cuts

An updated version of this list can be found here. List of the Ford government health care cuts to date: ● Cut OHIP+ so families with sick children will have to seek private coverage first and pay deductibles and co-payments. (June 2018) ● Cut planned mental health funding by more than $330 million. (July 2018) […]

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BRIEFING NOTE: List of local hospital and health services cuts/mergers/privatization

(May 30, 2019) Cut over 120 full time equivalent staff including nurses, health professionals and patient support staff from Sudbury’s Health Sciences North. After protests by the public and the Health Coalition some of the cuts were rolled back but significant cuts continued nonetheless. (November 2018) Privatized lab service, transcription, and patient transportation; outsourced microbiology […]

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URGENT UPDATE: Undeniable signals Doug Ford intends major health care privatization

(April 18, 2019) Toronto – The signals that Doug Ford intends major health care privatization, restructuring and cuts have become undeniable: if you care about health care for all it is time to come out. Cuts: The Ontario Budget contains bad news for health care. Cuts are coming. Overall health funding increases are less than […]

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URGENT UPDATE: FORD GOV’T SWEEPING HEALTH CARE RESTRUCTURING BILL

Ford government gives 2-days notice for public hearings to be in Toronto only The new health care law that the Ford government is pushing through has been “time allocated” for public hearings. That means that the Ford Conservatives have limited the time for public hearings. We have been asking for broad public hearings on this […]

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VIDEO: Better health care through innovation “The Agenda, March 4, 2019”

Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, joined a health care panel on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. A video of the panel can be found below. Analysis Click here for original video

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Save Public Medicare! Information: LHINS Update

(October 17, 2006) On the following pages is an update regarding the status of the LHINs strategic plans and consultations. This information is being sent over our local LHINs listserves for each region. We will not be sending further notices specific to local LHINs over this central OHC list. If you would like to join […]

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FACT SHEET: Liberals Shut Down Debate on Bill 36: What’s Next?

(March 1, 2006) Liberals Shut Down Debate on Bill 36.

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BACKGROUNDER: Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)

(January 2006) A Command-and-Control Structure In the fall of 2004, the provincial government announced the creation of local health authorities, to be called LHINs. They created 14 huge geographic areas, each containing at least one high volume hospital. The legislation for the LHINs is scheduled to be passed in the spring of 2006. It centralizes […]

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Information from LHIN’s Planners Meeting, January 12 and 13, Toronto

(January 12, 2005) E- Room– an e-room is being set up for the planners from each LHIN to share info and write the report templates on as well as post research materials. The Ministry is registering the users and will be supplying them with a personal password to access this service. The Ministry will be […]

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LHIN Planners Meetings

(January 2005) Information from LHIN’s Planners Meeting, Jan. 12 and 13, Toronto

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Comments on the LHINs Consultation Session

(December 7, 2004) These are not minutes or a report on the detail and outcomes of the session. When the coordinating committee forwards the report I will send it along. There were a couple of other active members of the Kingston Health coalition there and they may also send along their thoughts on the meeting. […]

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NOTES: OHC Health Assembly LHINs Strategy Session

(November 14, 2004) Notes from the OHC Health Assembly LHINs strategy session.

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BACKGROUNDER: LHINs: Local Health Integration Networks

(November 2004) LHINs: Local Health Integration Networks

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