OHA Supports Consultation Regarding Health System Structural Change

TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Hon. Eric Hoskins, announced that significant structural change may be coming to Ontario's healthcare system – and Ontario hospitals look forward to participating in this important future discussion. 

"We are committed to working with government and our partners in pursuing ideas and solutions that will transform and improve the patient and client experience," said Anthony Dale, President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association.

Ontario's Health Minister announced that changes would be coming during the closing session of HealthAchieve, one of the largest and most prestigious healthcare gatherings in North America, held annually by the Ontario Hospital Association.

In recent years, hospital leaders have been working collaboratively to improve access, and enhance integration and quality of care. There are many powerful examples of hospitals and other providers working together in new and innovative ways to provide better, more integrated care to patients and clients. These include rural health hubs as well as new funding models for post-acute care.

Over the coming months, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be actively engaging with stakeholders and the public to develop their plan for next steps of system transformation.

"The Ontario Hospital Association will be actively consulting with its members across the province and will be engaging with government in the months ahead to ensure that patient and client needs are at the very heart of the discussion," Dale said.    

Ontario Hospital Association
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario's public hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians.

SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association

For further information: Samantha Grant, Public Affairs Specialist, 416-205-1376, sgrant@oha.com

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