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The Central West LHIN publishes a quarterly newsletter, LHINfocus highlights Central West LHIN activities, board updates, and profiles of health service provider initiatives in central west Ontario.  It also features a list of upcoming events.  Printed copies of the newsletter are distributed to health service providers and partnering organizations.

  • LHINfo Minute - SURVEY SAYS… Local residents notice improvements to their health care
    An increasing number of local Central West LHIN residents feel their health care has changed for the better, including access to and quality of local health care services.
  • LHINfo Minute- February 2014
    Since being introduced in April of last year, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients are now self-managing their care from the comfort of home thanks to the Telehomecare program.
  • LHINfo Minute- January 2014
    Happy New Year! As we look ahead in 2014 we do so with an eye to sustaining the gains and building on the momentum, a key priority identified in our current Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP3).
  • LHINfo Minute- November 2013
    Seniors living in the Central West LHIN will soon have greater access to community and home care services thanks to the close to $11.2 million in funding announced this month by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the LHIN.
  • LHINfocus- Fall 2013
    On behalf of the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), we are pleased to showcase some of the exciting developments that have taken place in the LHIN over the past year in our efforts to further enhance health care services for residents of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin County, Malton, North Etobicoke and Woodbridge.
  • LHINfo Minute- Keeping seniors independent and healthy in their own homes
    Seniors in Caledon, Rexdale and Dufferin County will have more access to Assisted Living services thanks to new funding from the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
  • LHINfo Minute- Assisted Living’s Fountain of Youth
    Living independently is the key to a long life. Just ask Amy Porter, who is 98-years old and prefers to live on her own with a little support from the CANES Community Care Assisted Living program.
  • LHINfocus- Spring,Summer 2013
    From the launch of the third Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP 3) to the development of Health Links, the Central West LHIN is keeping a fast pace and building momentum as we move into the LHIN’s eighth year.
  • LHInfo MInute - Advancing Healthy Change Through much needed Capital Investment
    Residents in Dufferin County and North Etobicoke were recently paid a visit by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with announcements about new capital funding that will better provide communities with the right care, at the right place and at the right time.
  • LHINfo Minute- Using technology to improve access to care
    May 2013- More physicians and specialists in the Central West LHIN are moving to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to manage patient information.
  • LHINfocus- A Year in Review- Winter 2013
    The Central West LHIN accomplished a lot in 2012. I started my position as CEO with the Central West LHIN in August and knew I had to hit the ground running because we were in the midst of planning and developing important projects such as the LHIN’s third Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP 3) and Health Links.
  • LHINfo Minute - The IHSP 3: A driving force for positive change
    February 2013 - Understanding the different health care needs of local communities can surely be done by taking the time to learn what residents feel is important.
  • LHINfocus - Building on Momentum - Nov.2012
    Momentum seems to be the key word at the Central West LHIN these days. Since I began my role as CEO in early August, it’s been non-stop engagement with various stakeholders and lots of planning for the future.
  • LHINfo Minute - Keeping residents healthier at home with expanded community services
    November 2012 - At 88 years of age, Thomas Wilkinson was living on his own with support from his daughter Christine and her family.
  • LHINfo Minute Sept.2012 - A new direction for local health care
    Timing is everything at the Central West LHIN.
  • LHINfocus - Understanding the needs of our communities- Summer 2012
    This summer has been a busy time for the Central West LHIN, as we are currently developing the third Integrated Health Services Plan – the IHSP3.
  • LHINfo Minute - When listening, understanding and being there makes a difference- A BSO success story
    July 2012- Granville Petgrave used to be in the military.
  • LHINfo Minute- When Long-Term Care is the Best Option
    June 2012- Shirley and Ian Ufton have been married for 48 years. They know one another as well as two people possibly can. Yet as they aged, Ian started to notice incremental changes in Shirley.
  • LHINFocus Spring 2012
    It’s a time of change for the Central West LHIN. Since 2012 started, there has been considerable progress and good news in a number of areas.
  • LHINfo Minute - Meeting the needs of the Francophone community
    Engaging the Francophone community is part of the Central West LHIN’s mandate to meet the unique needs of all residents in the LHIN.
  • LHINfocus - Making a Difference - Fall 2011
    The Central West LHIN is making a difference in the lives of residents by listening to community members, better planning services, monitoring performance, and increasing funding to improve access to health-care services.
  • LHINfocus - Welcome to 2011 - Winter 2011
    The people in this LHIN – all three-quarters of a million of them – represent about six percent of Ontario’s population and are part of the fastest growing LHIN in the province.  As we continue working together, LHINfocus, will highlight some of the latest news, events, and successes.  Feel free to pass LHINfocus on to others who may be interested and if you have something to contribute send your information to centralwest@lhins.on.ca. 
  • LHINfo Minute - First Link makes a real difference
    First Link is a new initiative funded by the Central West LHIN through the Aging at Home strategy.
  • LHINfo Minute - Community Engagement in the Central West LHIN
    Creating a local health system that meets the needs of local residents, including seniors, new mothers and their babies, and members of a diverse ethno-cultural community is what the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is all about.
  • LHIN focus Fall 2009
    Its all about the system"I can get better help for my dog from a vet," fumed the young man in frustration. "Yet, I can’t find a doctor for my elderly friend and I don’t know how to get her home care like a nurse or someone."He had befriended the elderly widow some years ago when he worked looking after her yard to help pay for his university. She was fairly house-bound by severe arthritis and after her husband died she had few family contacts left to rely on. One of the few people to see her deteriorating lifestyle up close was the young man who came to do odd jobs, have a cup of tea and listen to her retell stories about how she met her husband during the war.
  • Newsletter HE@LTHY Post Spring 2008
    Spring 2008 - Urgent health care priorities receive a funding boost. including mental health and addiction services, maternal child services and health services for youth all received a healthy kickstart in the New Year with a $2.3 million injection of funding from the Central West Local Health Integration Network (Central West LHIN).
  • Newsletter HE@LTHY Post Fall
    Fall 2007 LHIN Formalizes Role As Leader In Health System Change.  While the terms may be unfamiliar to those who don’t work in health care, accountability agreements and annual service plans both play a signifi cant role in how health care is planned in your community.
  • Newsletter HE@LTHY Post Spring
    SPRING 2007 Central West LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK Central West Region Enters New Era in Health Care On that day, the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care took the extraordinary step of transferring responsibility for local health services to Ontarios 14 local health integration networks (LHINs). Locally,