The Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is taking the lead developing an integrated system of health services that will improve access to services for all residents.
Under the Local Health System Integration Act, the Central West LHIN has the authority to plan, integrate, fund and monitor the local health system for the purpose of improving the health of residents who live in local communities within the LHIN’s geographic boundaries.
The Central West LHIN’s strategic directions are fully aligned with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) priorities and are based on community engagement, data analysis and leading practice research.
In 2010/11 more than 670 individuals were part of Central West LHIN community engagement events.
Engaging local residents and health service providers, and listening to their perspectives about the local health system, takes time and effort. However, these engagements have resulted in a local health system that is better coordinated and able to address the diverse and unique needs of the communities making up the Central West LHIN.
Catchment Consultation Study 2006
Catchment Consultation Study 2009