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May 12, 2017 Ontario Improving the Health of Mothers and Babies

Ontario is supporting mothers and babies with new and expanded health care services, including more midwives, enhanced newborn screening and increased supports for vulnerable babies. Read more... 

May 10, 2017 Ontario Boosting Access to Primary Care for People Across the Province

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is helping more people across the province access teams of health care professionals, to ensure patients can receive comprehensive and personalized health care where they need it. Read more... 

May 09, 2017 Ontario Passes Legislation on Medical Assistance in Dying

Ontario has passed legislation that will support the implementation of medical assistance in dying in the province by providing more protection and greater clarity for patients, their families, health care providers and health care institutions. Read more...

May 05, 2017 Ontario Delivering High Quality Patient Care, Faster

Ontario will invest an additional $518 million in public hospitals this year to provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients. Read more...

May 05, 2017 William Osler Health System to Receive Boost From 2017 Provincial Budget

Ontario will invest an additional $10.2 million in William Osler Health System that would provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients. Read more...

May 05, 2017 Free Prescription Medications for Everyone 24 and Under

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario announced that it is moving to make prescription medications free for all children and youth 24 years of age and younger, regardless of family income. Coverage will be automatic, with no upfront costs. Read more...

May 05, 2017 Headwaters Health Care Centre to Receive Boost From 2017 Provincial Budget

Ontario will invest an additional $842 thousand in Headwaters Health Care Centre that would provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients. Read more...

May 04, 2017 More Support for People Living with Dementia, and Their Families

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is improving access to high-quality care for people living with dementia and their care partners. Read more...

May 03, 2017 Ontario Delivering Shorter Patient Wait Times

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is improving access to high-quality health care services for people across the province by investing $1.3 billion over three years to reduce wait times, with more than $285 million of that for 2017-18. Read more...

May 02, 2017 Ontario Boosts Mental Health Supports for People Across the Province

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is boosting funding for mental health services and supports for people across the province. Read more...

May 01, 2017 Ontario Investing $9 Billion More In Health Care Construction

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is proposing to spend an additional $9 billion to support the construction of new hospital projects across the province. This would bring Ontario's total planned investment in hospital infrastructure to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years. Find out more... 

Apr 28, 2017 Free Prescription Medications for Children and Youth Through OHIP+

As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is giving children and youth a better start in life by moving to make prescription medications free. Read more...

Apr 12, 2017 New Hospital Strengthens Care for Brampton Residents

Ontario is helping people in the Brampton area get access to the health care services they need closer to home with an investment in the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. Read more... 

Apr 04, 2017 Support for Caregivers Making a Difference to Families in Brampton

This year, Ontario increased access to respite services for Central West LHIN families, including families in Brampton, by increasing supports for people who care for loved ones at home. Read more... 

Apr 03, 2017 New Health Technologies Coming to Ontario

Ontario is improving patient care through cutting-edge health technology by committing to provide grants for 15 new projects that will improve people's care at home and in their communities. Read more... 

Feb 08, 2017 Ontario Providing Faster Access to Mental Health Services for Thousands of People

Ontario is providing faster access to mental health and addictions services across the province, with new investments that will ensure thousands more people can get the support they need when they need it. Read more... 

Dec 20, 2016 Ontario Training More Volunteers to Support End-of-Life and Palliative Care at Home

Ontario is recruiting and training more volunteers across the province to support palliative and end-of-life care at home, providing comfort and help to patients, families and caregivers during difficult times. Read more... 

Dec 08, 2016 Ontario Introduces Legislation To Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients

Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, further protect patients in Ontario and keep them healthy, including strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional. Read more... 

Dec 07, 2016 Ontario Passes Legislation that Delivers Better Health Care for Families

Today, Ontario passed legislation that will help patients and their families obtain better access to a more local and integrated health care system, improving the patient experience and delivering higher-quality care. Read more... 

Dec 06, 2016 Central West LHIN Welcomes Neil Davis to the Board of Directors

Maria Britto, Chair of the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Davis as Director to the Board. Read more... 

Dec 02, 2016 Ontario Improving Access to Care in the Dufferin Area

Headwaters Health Care Centre is receiving $630 thousand dollars more this year, to improve access to care and reduce the length of hospital stays for patients and families. Read more... 

Dec 02, 2016 Ontario Improving Access to Care in Brampton, Etobicoke and Surrounding Communities

William Osler Health System is receiving $6 million more this year to improve access to care and reduce the length of hospital stays for patients and families. Read more... 

Dec 01, 2016 Province Increasing Investment in Hospitals to Support Patients and Families
Ontario is investing an additional $140 million in public hospitals across the province to ensure that they continue to meet the growing needs of their local communities. This new funding builds on an increase of more than $345 million for Ontario’s hospitals as part of the 2016 Budget. Read more... 
Nov 09, 2016 Peel Memorial Centre Reaches Important Milestone

Families and patients in Brampton will soon have access to a new, state-of-the-art hospital close to home as the province today marked substantial completion of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. Read more... 

Oct 26, 2016 Ontario Establishing Patient and Family Advisory Council

Ontario is creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council to advise government on health policy priorities that have an impact on patient care and patient experiences in Ontario. Read more... 

Oct 20, 2016 Ontario Awards Prestigious Health Quality and Safety Medals

Ontario is recognizing 18 Honour Roll members for their exceptional work in delivering high-quality health care for patients and families. Read more... 

Oct 07, 2016 Ontario Reintroduces Legislation to Further Improve Patient Access and Experience

Ontario reintroduced the Patients First Act, 2016 that would, if passed, improve access to health care for patients and their families. Read more... 

Oct 06, 2016 Regional Partners Launch Healthy Communities Initiative

Regional partners are proud to announce the launch of "5-2-1-0 Healthy Communities Initiative", designed to promote better health and healthier outcomes by getting more people, more active, more often. Read more... 

Oct 04, 2016 Ontario Making Hospital Parking More Affordable

Ontario is making hospital parking more affordable for thousands of patients, their loved ones and caregivers. As of October 1, 2016, hospitals that charge more than $10 a day for parking will be required to provide 5-, 10- and 30-day passes. Read more... 

Sep 28, 2016 Ontario Increases Funding for Community Health Organizations

Ontario is providing $4.1 million in 2016-17 to community health service providers across the province to keep facilities in a state of good repair, so that patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Read more... 

Sep 15, 2016 Ontario Making Shingles Vaccine Free for Seniors

Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving eligible seniors approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy. Read more... 

Sep 14, 2016 Central West LHIN Welcomes New Senior Director, LHIN Transition

The Central West LHIN is pleased to welcome Kimberley Floyd as the new Senior Director, LHIN Transition effective October 1, 2016. Read more... 

Aug 23, 2016 Ontario Investing Over $1.4 Million to Improve Emergency Room Care in Peel Region

Ontario is providing more than $1.4 million to help patients receive quicker access to care in hospital emergency rooms in the municipalities of the Region of Peel. Read more...

Aug 19, 2016 Ontario Investing $16 Million to Improve Care in Emergency Rooms

Ontario is providing more than $16 million to help patients receive quicker access to care in hospital emergency rooms across the province. Read more...

Aug 18, 2016 Ontario Investing Additional $10 Million to Enhance Behavioural Supports Program

Ontario is investing an additional $10 Million to enhance the provincial Behavioural Supports Program and increasing Long-Term care funding by $60 Million. Read more...

Aug 16, 2016 Central West LHIN Welcomes New Senior Director, Health System Integration

The Central West LHIN is pleased to welcome Kim Delahunt as the new Senior Director, Health System Integration effective September 12, 2016. Read more... 

Aug 16, 2016 Etobicoke General Hospital Receiving Provincial Funding for Repairs and Upgrades

William Osler Health System’s Etobicoke General Hospital (EGH) site will receive more than $1.7 million this year, through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF), so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Read more... 

Jul 28, 2016 Ontario Investing an Additional $3.9 Million this Year in Home and Community Care in the Central West LHIN

Ontario is investing approximately an additional $3.9 Million in the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) this year to enhance support for home care clients with high needs and their caregivers. Read more...

Jul 19, 2016 Ontario Investing An Additional $100 Million This Year in Home and Community Care

Ontario is investing approximately $100 million this year to enhance support for home care clients with high needs and their caregivers. Read more...

Jun 10, 2016 Central West LHIN welcomes new Clinical Quality Lead

Following a competitive process, the Central West LHIN and Health Quality Ontario are pleased to announce Dr. Tamara Wallington as the successful candidate in the role of Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Clinical Quality Lead. Read more...

Apr 08, 2016 Province Supporting Indigenous Health Care

Ontario is investing nearly $222 million over the next three years to ensure Indigenous people have access to more culturally appropriate care and improved outcomes, focusing on the North where there are significant gaps in health services. Read more...

Apr 08, 2016 Redeveloping Faith Manor Nursing Home in Brampton

Ontario is investing in long-term care homes to improve the quality of care and comfort of residents. Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dipika Damerla visited Brampton's Faith Manor Nursing Home, where 120 resident spaces will be developed. Read more...

Mar 23, 2016 Ontario Reports Results on More Investments and Better Access to Health Care

In its Patients First: Action Plan Progress Report released today, the province outlined the investments in health care that are giving patients better and faster access to high-quality health care services today while building a sustainable system that will be there for patients in the future.

Mar 11, 2016 Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment

As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is proposing to invest an additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to palliative and end-of-life care.

Feb 29, 2016 Ontario Making New $345 Million Investment In Hospitals

As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is proposing a new investment of more than $345 million to all publicly funded hospitals, including a one per cent increase to base funding, to provide better patient access to high-quality health care services.

Feb 01, 2016 Central West LHIN Releases Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019

The Central West Local Health Integration Network is pleased to release Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) 2016-2019, which outlines the next phase of the LHIN’s commitment and actions to transform the local health care system into one that meets the complex health care needs of a rapidly growing, aging and culturally diverse population.

Nov 19, 2015 UPDATE : Health Care Services in Dufferin County & Caledon

The Central West LHIN values its strong relationships with the Central West CCAC, Headwaters Health Care Centre and William Osler Health System, and looks forward to ongoing collaborative efforts that advance a shared commitment to place patients first.

Sep 01, 2015 Development of Fourth Integrated Health Service Plan Underway... Central West LHIN seeks public input!
The Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) invites local residents to become involved in planning their local health system by providing feedback through completion of a brief online survey.
Jul 02, 2015 Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Welcomes New Board Member, Jeff Payne
Media Release - Maria Britto, Chair of the Central West LHIN Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Payne to the Board.
May 19, 2015 Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Welcomes New Board Member, Adrian Bita
Media Release - Maria Britto, Chair of the Central West LHIN Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Bita to the Board.
Apr 07, 2015 Central West LHIN Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors
Media Release - The province is investing $1.4 million in the Central West LHIN to help seniors with complex medical conditions who have experienced a recent loss of strength or mobility. Backgrounder
Mar 18, 2015 Central West LHIN Investing in Mental Health & Addictions Services
Media Release - The Central West LHIN is planning and investing a total $3.7 million in high priority services that will provide further supports within housing and to a robust spectrum of case management initiatives. Backgrounder