McGuinty Government Continues To Reduce Health Care Wait Times For Ontarians



    Wait Time Strategy Boosts Total New Medical Procedures to 1.2 Million

    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is building on its
successful wait time strategy by funding an additional 465,000 medical
procedures for Ontarians this year, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George
Smitherman announced today.
    "When our government took office in 2003, Ontarians were facing long
waits for key services and the government was unable to measure wait times,"
said Smitherman. "That's why we launched our Wait Times Strategy, which has
delivered by adding over 1 million new medical procedures and giving Ontarians
the ability to monitor wait times in their local hospital."
    The government is investing $281.8 million in 2007/08, which includes:

    
    -   $94.3 million for 12,429 more total hip and knee joint replacements;
    -   $23.7 million for 33,225 more cataract surgeries;
    -   $80.8 million for 117,664 more cardiac procedures;
    -   $39.1 million for 6,199 more cancer surgeries;
    -   $38.8 million for 223,773 more MRI exams; and
    -   $5.1 million for 71,859 more CT exams.
    

    In addition to these key services, the government will also be working to
reduce wait times for pediatric surgeries this year.
    "Our plan is working." said Michael Chan, MPP for Markham. "We are
providing patients with better access to the care they need and delivering
faster results for a healthier Ontario."
    "These significant investments will sustain the wait time reductions
which have been achieved by the efforts of thousands of nurses, Anesthetists,
Surgeons and managers," said Dr. Alan Hudson, Lead of Ontario's Wait Time
Strategy.
    Since the launch of Ontario's Wait Time Strategy in November 2004, the
government has invested more than $895 million for approximately 1,270,000
additional procedures, reducing wait times in:

    
    -   cataract surgery by 41 per cent;
    -   hip and knee replacements by 27 per cent and 30 per cent
        respectively;
    -   cancer surgery by 16 per cent;
    -   angiography by 50 per cent;
    -   angioplasty by 39 per cent;
    -   bypass surgery wait times by two per cent and
    -   MRI and CT scans by 13 and 24 per cent respectively.
    

    By visiting www.ontariowaittimes.com website, Ontarians can see how long
patients are waiting for treatment in the five key services that are part of
the government's Wait Time Strategy. Updated and accurate information is
posted on the website every two months to give patients and doctors the
information they need to make decisions about the health care they receive and
give.
    Today's initiative is part of the McGuinty government's plan for
innovation in public health care, building a system that delivers on three
priorities - keeping Ontarians healthy, reducing wait times and providing
better access to doctors and nurses.

    This news release, along with other media materials, such as matte
stories and audio clips, on other subjects, are available on our website at:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca under the News Media section.

    For more information on achievements in health care, visit:
www.resultsontario.gov.on.ca.

    
    Disponible en français.


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       IMPROVING ACCESS TO FIVE KEY HEALTHCARE SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES

    The McGuinty government is improving access to five key health care
services as part of its Wait Time Strategy. The $281.8 million announced today
will result in 465,149 procedures:

    -   12,429 more hip and knee joint replacements, an increase of
        52 per cent compared to when the Wait Time Strategy started in
        November 2004;
    -   33,225 more cataract surgeries in hospitals across Ontario and 6,700
        additional procedures at Kensington Eye Institute, for an increase of
        39 percent since the start of the Wait Time Strategy;
    -   223,773 more MRI exams in hospitals across Ontario in addition to
        36,352 exams from new MRI services, and 11,880 additional exams
        performed at independent health facilities, for an increase of
        105 per cent since the Wait Time Strategy began;
    -   71,859 more CT exams in hospitals across Ontario for an increase of
        15 per cent since the Wait Time Strategy began;
    -   6,199 more cancer surgeries, an increase of 14 per cent since the
        start of the strategy;
    -   117,664 cardiac procedures, an increase of 33 per cent.

    Listed below is a breakdown of the funding for the entire year's
allocation for extra cancer surgeries and cardiac procedures, hip and knee,
cataracts, MRIs and CTs.

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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
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    CENTRAL LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION
     NETWORK (LHIN)
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    Humber River        Toronto   $          0            266   $          0
     Regional                                    $  1,844,000
     Hospital
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    Markham             Markham            390            157            400
     Stouffville                  $    292,500   $  1,088,100          1,400
     Hospital                                                   $    100,000
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    North York          Toronto          2,500            881   $          0
     General Hospital             $  1,687,500   $  6,095,600

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    Southlake         Newmarket            700            108            516
     Regional Health              $    525,000   $    749,000          1,806
     Centre                                                     $    129,000
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    Stevenson          Alliston            312   $          0   $          0
     Memorial                     $    234,000
     Hospital
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    York Central  Richmond Hill            142             94            400
     Hospital                     $    106,500   $    656,500          1,400
                                                                $    100,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CENTRAL LHIN                         4,044          1,506          1,316
                                  $  2,845,500   $ 10,433,200          4,606
                                                                $    329,000
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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,820            100            206   $  3,498,337
           2,730   $          0   $  1,181,137
    $    473,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           3,616   $          0             29   $  2,533,229
           5,424                  $    112,429
    $    940,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------
          10,608   $          0            141   $ 11,093,598
          15,912                  $    552,398
    $  2,758,100
    ----------------------------------------------------------
             832          9,814            191   $ 13,501,817
           1,248   $  9,983,650   $  1,898,867
    $    216,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    234,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,184   $          0   $          0   $  1,430,800
           3,276
    $    567,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
          19,060          9,914            567   $ 32,291,781
          28,590   $  9,983,650   $  3,744,831
    $  4,955,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CENTRAL EAST LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lakeridge            Oshawa          1,091            280            732
     Health                       $    736,400   $  1,957,600          2,562
     Corporation                                                $    183,000
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    Northumberland      Cobourg            150   $          0            240
     Hills Hospital               $    112,500                           840
                                                                $     60,000
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    Peterborough   Peterborough   $          0            119   $          0
     Regional                                    $    834,300
     Health Centre
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ross Memorial       Lindsay            301             70            127
     Hospital                     $    225,800   $    489,400            445
                                                                $     31,800
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    Rouge Valley        Toronto            242            270             74
     Health System                $    181,500   $  1,890,700            259
                                                                $     18,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Scarborough     Toronto          2,183            274            131
     Hospital                     $  1,473,500   $  1,943,100            459
                                                                $     32,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CENTRAL EAST LHIN                    3,967          1,013          1,304
                                  $  2,729,700   $  7,115,100          4,564
                                                                $    326,100
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,730            180            175   $  4,355,002
           4,095   $          0   $    768,202
    $    709,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    172,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
             520          2,320             32   $  1,452,500
             780   $    326,000   $    157,000
    $    135,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    747,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
             832          5,395             92   $  5,517,864
           1,248   $  2,889,674   $    321,190
    $    216,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,248            420            118   $  4,752,191
           1,872   $    489,000   $    489,291
    $    324,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           5,330          8,315            417   $ 16,997,057
           7,995   $  3,704,674   $  1,735,683
    $  1,385,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CENTRAL WEST LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Headwaters      Orangeville            329   $          0            248
     Health Care                  $    246,800                           868
     Centre                                                     $     62,000
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    William Osler      Brampton          2,000            608            956
     Health Centre                $  1,350,000   $  4,211,100          3,346
                                             0                  $    239,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CENTRAL WEST LHIN                    2,329            608          1,204
                                  $  1,596,800   $  4,211,100          4,214
                                                                $    301,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    308,800


    ----------------------------------------------------------
          11,464          1,246            296   $ 11,670,391
          17,196   $  1,722,150   $  1,167,541
    $  2,980,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------
          11,464          1,246            296   $ 11,979,191
          17,196   $  1,722,150   $  1,167,541
    $  2,980,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CHAMPLAIN LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Children's           Ottawa   $          0   $          0   $          0
     Hospital of
     Eastern Ontario
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cornwall           Cornwall            224            110            220
     Community                    $    168,000   $    766,600            770
     Hospital                                                   $     55,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hôpital Montfort     Ottawa            110            260            467
                                  $     82,500   $  1,808,500          1,635
                                                                $    116,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pembroke Regional  Pembroke            200   $          0            111
     Hospital Inc.                $    150,000                           389
                                                                $     27,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Queensway-Carleton   Ottawa   $          0            429          1,000
     Hospital                                    $  2,986,800          3,500
                                                                $    250,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Ottawa           Ottawa          1,000            300            747
     Hospital                     $    675,000   $  2,725,200          2,615
     Corporation                                                $    186,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Winchester       Winchester            250   $          0   $          0
     District                     $    187,500
     Memorial Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The University       Ottawa   $          0   $          0
     of Ottawa Heart
     Institute
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CHAMPLAIN LHIN                       1,784          1,099          2,545
                                  $  1,263,000   $  8,287,100          8,908
                                                                $    636,400
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,056   $          0   $          0   $  1,054,600
           6,084
    $  1,054,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0             80   $          0   $  1,071,100
                   $     81,500

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,464   $          0             88   $  3,175,496
           3,696                  $    527,096
    $    640,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    177,800


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           3,740   $          0             52   $  4,302,229
           5,610                  $     93,029
    $    972,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           5,200   $          0            384   $  7,947,649
           7,800                  $  3,008,649
    $  1,352,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    187,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0         11,688   $          0   $  7,228,633
                   $  7,228,633

    ----------------------------------------------------------
          15,460         11,768            524   $ 25,145,007
          23,190   $  7,310,133   $  3,628,774
    $  4,019,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ERIE ST. CLAIR LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bluewater Health     Sarnia            700             87            655
                                  $    525,000   $    598,700          2,293
                                                                $    163,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hotel-Dieu Grace    Windsor            140            210   $          0
     Hospital, Windsor            $     94,500   $  1,464,400

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Public General  Chatham          1,106            185            121
     Hospital Society             $    829,500   $  1,301,900            424
     of Chatham                                                 $     30,300
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    Leamington       Leamington   $          0   $          0            150
     District                                                            525
     Memorial Hospital                                          $     37,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Windsor Regional    Windsor   $          0            100            508
     Hospital                                    $    688,200          1,778
                                                                $    127,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ERIE ST. CLAIR LHIN                  1,946            582          1,434
                                  $  1,449,000   $  4,053,200          5,019
                                                                $    358,600
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,300            150             13   $  2,089,428
           1,950   $    407,500   $     56,428
    $    338,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,600          2,080             43   $  2,428,685
           2,400   $    267,250   $    186,535
    $    416,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0             45   $  2,240,180
                                        78,480

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     37,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,080             80             53   $  1,504,616
           3,120   $          0   $    148,616
    $    540,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,980          2,310            154   $  8,300,409
           7,470   $    674,750   $    470,059
    $  1,294,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    HAMILTON NIAGARA HALDIMAND
     BRANT LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hamilton Health    Hamilton   $          0          1,119            365
     Sciences                                    $ 10,031,400          1,278
     Corporation                                                $     91,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Joseph Brant     Burlington            850            321            300
     Memorial                     $    637,500   $  2,209,100          1,050
     Hospital                                                   $     75,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Niagara       St Catharines            900            120            750
     Health                       $    607,500   $    835,400          2,625
     System                                                     $    187,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Norfolk General      Simcoe             63   $          0             30
     Hospital                     $     47,300                           105
                                                                $      7,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    St. Joseph's       Hamilton          1,200            307            200
     Healthcare                   $    810,000   $  2,769,200            700
     Hamilton                                                   $     50,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Brantford         Brantford          1,183            272            292
     General                      $    887,300   $  1,891,000          1,022
     Hospital                                                   $     73,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    HAMILTON NIAGARA HALDIMAND           4,196          2,139          1,937
     BRANT LHIN                   $  2,989,600   $ 17,736,100          6,780
                                                                $    484,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0         12,344            260   $ 22,041,100
                   $  9,759,836   $  2,158,564

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,480            175            114   $  3,815,376
           2,220   $     40,750   $    468,226
    $    384,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           3,800            214            162   $  3,285,728
           5,700   $          0   $    667,328
    $    988,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     54,800


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,160            200            227   $  6,867,916
           6,240   $    163,000   $  1,994,116
    $  1,081,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0             17   $  2,880,948
                                  $     29,648

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           9,440         12,933            780   $ 38,945,868
          14,160   $  9,963,586   $  5,317,882
    $  2,454,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MISSISSAUGA HALTON LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Halton Healthcare  Oakville            263            180            495
     Services                     $    197,300   $  1,257,900          1,733
     Corporation                                                $    123,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Credit      Mississauga            450            170            175
     Valley                       $    337,500   $  1,189,100            613
     Hospital                                                   $     43,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Trillium        Mississauga            900            194            300
     Health                       $    607,500   $  1,413,600          1,050
     Centre                                                     $     75,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MISSISSAUGA HALTON LHIN              1,613            544            970
                                  $  1,142,300   $  3,860,600          3,395
                                                                $    242,600
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,784            150            113   $  2,760,900
           4,176   $          0   $    458,100
    $    723,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           7,488   $          0             40   $  3,672,323
          11,232                  $    155,023
    $  1,946,900
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,200          9,120             52   $  9,410,067
           6,300   $  6,019,741   $    202,226
    $  1,092,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
          14,472          9,270            205   $ 15,843,290
          21,708   $  6,019,741   $    815,349
    $  3,762,700
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NORTH EAST LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hôpital régional    Sudbury            600            185            830
     de Sudbury                   $    450,000   $  1,716,700          2,905
     Regional Hospital                                          $    207,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    North Bay         North Bay            600            126            282
     General                      $    450,000   $    867,100            987
     Hospital                                                   $     70,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sault      Sault Ste. Marie            350             98            304
     Area                         $    262,500   $    689,700          1,064
     Hospital                                                   $     76,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Timmins and         Timmins            128   $          0            218
     District                     $     96,000                           763
     Hospital                                                   $     54,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Temiskaming     New Liskard             60   $          0             65
     Hospital                     $     45,000                           228
                                                                $     16,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    West Parry      Parry Sound            101   $          0             81
     Sound Health                 $     75,800                           284
     Centre                                                     $     20,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NORTH EAST LHIN                      1,839            409          1,780
                                  $  1,379,300   $  3,273,500          6,230
                                                                $    445,100
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,248          5,948            101   $  4,947,600
           1,872   $  1,378,536   $    870,364
    $    324,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0             20             85   $  1,755,221
                   $          0   $    367,621

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,040          1,260             37   $  1,446,994
           1,560   $     81,525   $     66,869
    $    270,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           3,328   $          0   $          0   $  1,015,800
           4,992
    $    865,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     61,300


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0                  $     96,100


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           5,616          7,228            223   $  9,323,015
           8,424   $  1,460,061   $  1,304,854
    $  1,460,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NORTH SIMCOE LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Collingwood     Collingwood   $          0             85            200
     General and                                 $    585,000            700
     Marine Hospital                                            $     50,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Orillia             Orillia   $          0             36            261
     Soldiers'                                   $    255,400            914
     Memorial Hospital                                          $     65,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Muskoka Algonquin  Huntsville          150   $          0
     Healthcare Site:             $    112,500
     Huntsville District
     Memorial Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Muskoka Algonquin  Bracebridge         150   $          0            191
     Healthcare Site:             $    112,500                           669
     South Muskoka                                              $     47,800
     Memorial Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Huronia             Midland   $          0   $          0            255
     District Hospital                                                   893
                                                                $     63,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Royal Victoria   Barrie            100            100            728
     Hospital of                  $     75,000   $    688,200          2,548
     Barrie Inc.                                                $    182,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NORTH SIMCOE LHIN                      400            221          1,635
                                  $    300,000   $  1,528,600          5,723
                                                                $    408,900
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    635,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    320,700


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    112,500



    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    160,300



    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     63,800


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,032   $          0             70   $  2,238,370
           6,048                  $    244,870
    $  1,048,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,032   $          0             70   $  3,530,670
           6,048                  $    244,870
    $  1,048,300
    ----------------------------------------------------------



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                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NORTH WEST LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dryden Regional      Dryden   $          0            398   $          0
     Health Centre                               $  2,739,000

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lake of the          Kenora            600   $          0            358
     Woods District               $    450,000                         1,253
     Hospital                                                   $     89,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Wilson Memorial                        150   $          0   $          0
     General Hospital             $    112,500
     Marathon
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thunder Bay     Thunder Bay          2,250             83          1,193
     Regional Health              $  1,687,500   $    767,000          4,176
     Sciences Centre                                            $    298,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NORTH WEST LHIN                      3,000            481          1,551
                                  $  2,250,000   $  3,506,000          5,429
                                                                $    387,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $  2,739,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    539,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    112,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           7,488          1,878            117   $  5,551,155
          11,232   $     65,250   $    786,205
    $  1,946,900
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           7,488          1,878            117   $  8,942,155
          11,232   $     65,250   $    786,205
    $  1,946,900
    ----------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SOUTH EAST LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Brockville       Brockville             75            100            150
     General                      $     56,300   $    688,200            525
     Hospital                                                   $     37,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kingston           Kingston   $          0             25            208
     General                                     $    223,300            728
     Hospital                                                   $     52,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Napanee Lennox and  Napanee            240   $          0   $          0
     Addington County             $    180,000
     General Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Perth and Smiths      Perth            480            261   $          0
     Falls District               $    360,000   $  1,855,500
     Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Quinte           Belleville            150             93            200
     Healthcare                   $    112,500   $    663,000            700
     Corporation                                                $     50,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Religious      Kingston            400   $          0            250
     Hospitallers of              $    270,000                           875
     St. Joseph of the                                          $     62,500
     Hotel Dieu of Kingston
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SOUTH EAST LHIN                      1,345            479            808
                                  $    978,800   $  3,430,000          2,828
                                                                $    202,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    782,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,090          6,310            132   $  8,015,032
           1,635   $  6,633,805   $    822,527
    $    283,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    180,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $  2,215,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0             41   $  1,009,491
                                  $    183,991

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    332,500



    ----------------------------------------------------------
           1,090          6,310            173   $ 12,534,523
           1,635   $  6,633,805   $  1,006,518
    $    283,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SOUTH WEST LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Alexandra         Ingersoll            100   $          0   $          0
     Hospital                     $     75,000

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Clinton Public      Clinton            266   $          0   $          0
     Hospital                     $    199,500

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Grey Bruce       Owen Sound            319            225            173
     Health                       $    239,300   $  1,548,500            606
     Services                                                   $     43,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    London Health        London   $          0            360            250
     Sciences                                    $  3,336,600            875
     Centre                                                     $     62,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    St. Joseph's         London          1,150   $          0            351
     Health Care,                 $    776,300                         1,229
     London                                                     $     87,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    St. Thomas       St. Thomas   $          0   $          0            178
     Elgin General                                                       623
     Hospital                                                   $     44,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Stratford         Stratford            140            178            140
     General                      $    105,000   $  1,253,700            490
     Hospital                                                   $     35,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Strathroy         Strathroy            185            150   $          0
     Middlesex                    $    138,800   $  1,032,300
     General Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Tillsonburg     Tillsonburg            100   $          0   $          0
     District                     $     75,000
     Memorial Hospital
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    South Bruce      Kincardine   $          0   $          0             85
     Grey Health                                                         298
     Centre                                                     $     21,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Woodstock         Woodstock            281             60            125
     General                      $    210,800   $    414,800            438
     Hospital                                                   $     31,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SOUTH WEST LHIN                      2,541            973          1,302
                                  $  1,819,700   $  7,585,900          4,557
                                                                $    325,700
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     75,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    199,500


    ----------------------------------------------------------
           3,920            165            113   $  3,436,628
           5,880   $    203,750   $    382,578
    $  1,019,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,836          9,555            297   $ 14,953,962
           7,254   $  7,655,650   $  2,641,812
    $  1,257,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           3,854   $          0             93   $  2,272,415
           5,781                  $    406,315
    $  1,002,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0             74   $    173,556
                                  $    129,056

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $  1,393,700


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $  1,171,100


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     75,000


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $     21,300


    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0   $          0   $    656,900


    ----------------------------------------------------------
          12,610          9,720            577   $ 24,429,061
          18,915   $  7,859,400   $  3,559,761
    $  3,278,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TORONTO CENTRAL LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mount Sinai         Toronto   $          0            225            406
     Hospital                                    $  2,175,400          1,421
                                                                $    101,500
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    St. Joseph's        Toronto            528            270            143
     Health Centre                $    396,000   $  1,909,800            501
                                                                $     35,800
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    St. Michael's       Toronto   $          0            323            256
     Hospital                                    $  2,919,500            896
                                                                $     64,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sunnybrook          Toronto   $          0   $          0            505
     Health Centre                                                     1,768
     Sciences                                                   $    126,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Toronto         Toronto            700            253            200
     East General                 $    472,500   $  1,861,700            700
     Hospital                                                   $     50,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    University          Toronto   $          0            601            541
     Health Network                              $  5,477,700          1,894
                                                                $    135,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Hospital for    Toronto   $          0              0   $          0
     Sick Children

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TORONTO CENTRAL LHIN                 1,228          1,672          2,051
                                  $    868,500   $ 14,344,100          7,179
                                                                $    512,900
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           5,356            110            260   $  5,074,562
           8,034   $          0   $  1,405,062
    $  1,392,600
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           4,576            130             75   $  4,014,447
           6,864   $          0   $    483,047
    $  1,189,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,080          7,429            157   $ 11,748,736
           3,120   $  6,985,450   $  1,238,986
    $    540,800
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           8,320          7,710            263   $ 11,344,125
          12,480   $  6,356,270   $  2,698,355
    $  2,163,200
    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,600          2,670            144   $  3,798,892
           3,900   $     81,500   $    657,192
    $    676,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
          13,208         12,613            755   $ 23,215,325
          19,812   $  7,939,202   $  6,229,023
    $  3,434,100
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $         20   $          0   $    310,200
                   $    310,200

    ----------------------------------------------------------
          36,140         30,682          1,654   $ 59,506,287
          54,210   $ 21,672,622   $ 12,711,665
    $  9,396,500
    ----------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    WATERLOO WELLINGTON LHIN
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cambridge         Cambridge            715            390            105
     Memorial                     $    536,300   $  2,737,600            368
     Hospital                                                   $     26,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Grand River       Kitchener   $          0             75            400
     Hospital                                    $    560,200          1,400
                                                                $    100,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Guelph General       Guelph            312            238            129
     Hospital                     $    234,000   $  1,672,400            452
                                                                $     32,300
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    St. Mary's        Kitchener          1,966   $          0             60
     General                      $  1,327,100                           210
     Hospital                                                   $     15,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    WATERLOO WELLINGTON LHIN             2,993            703            694
                                  $  2,097,400   $  4,970,200          2,429
                                                                $    173,600
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0   $          0             69   $  3,555,947
                                  $    255,747

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,000   $          0            147   $  1,892,175
           3,000                  $    711,975
    $    520,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0            165             66   $  2,464,609
                   $    326,000   $    199,909

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    $          0          5,925            105   $  5,298,513
                   $  3,393,631   $    562,782

    ----------------------------------------------------------
           2,000          6,090            387   $ 13,211,244
           3,000   $  3,719,631   $  1,730,413
    $    520,000
    ----------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Additional Thoracic Cases
     55 Thoracic Cases for
     New Level I Centres
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                                            55   $    843,806
                                  $    843,806

    ----------------------------------------------------------



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cataract     Hip & Knee       CT Hours,
                                       Volumes        Volumes          Exams
                                             &              &              &
        Hospital           City        Funding        Funding        Funding
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PROVINCIAL TOTAL                    33,225         12,429         20,531
                                  $ 23,709,600   $ 94,334,700         71,859
                                                                $  5,134,000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------


    ----------------------------------------------------------
       MRI Hours,       Cardiac         Cancer          Total
           Exams        Volumes        Volumes        Funding
               &              &              &            Per
         Funding        Funding        Funding       Hospital
    ----------------------------------------------------------
         149,182        117,664          6,199   $281,823,363
         223,773   $ 80,789,452   $ 39,068,211
    $ 38,787,400
    ----------------------------------------------------------


    Notes:
    - Cardiac Volumes and Funding include base volumes and funding
    - Funding for cataracts, hips and knees, MRI and CT are rounded to the
      nearest hundred
    

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