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Dec 12, 2017 Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Transparency in Health Care

Ontario has passed legislation to enhance transparency, accountability and the quality of care across the health care sector, including greater oversight of long-term care homes and pharmaceutical companies. More...

 

Nov 30, 2017 Ontario Launches New Tool to Check if Prescriptions are Covered with OHIP+

With one month to go until 4,400 drugs become free for everyone in Ontario age 24 and under through OHIP+, the province is making it easier to find out what medications will be covered with a new online search tool. More...

 

Nov 28, 2017 Ontario Reducing Carbon Footprint, Boosting Care at Headwaters Health Care Centre

Ontario is investing in Headwaters Health Care Centre to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and redirect savings into patient care. More...

 

Nov 27, 2017 Ontario Reducing Carbon Footprint, Boosting Care at Hospitals

Ontario is investing in hospitals to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and redirect savings into patient care across the province. More...

 

Nov 22, 2017 Ontario Improving Wound Care for Patients with Diabetes

Ontario is covering the cost of specialized casts to provide more support for patients with diabetic foot ulcers. More...

 

Nov 09, 2017 Ontario Approves Major Hospital Expansion for Peel Memorial Centre

Ontario has approved a major hospital expansion project at the Peel Memorial Centre to increase access to care and reduce wait times in Brampton. More...



Nov 01, 2017 Central West Local Health Integration (LHIN) Establishes Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC)

As part of a commitment to placing the needs of patients first, the Central West LHIN is pleased to announce the successful appointment of a new Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). More...

Oct 30, 2017 Central West LHIN Announces Appointment of Sub-Regional Clinical Leads

The Central West LHIN is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Sub-Region Clinical Leads.  More...


Oct 25, 2017 Minister's Medal Awards Honour Ontario's Health Care Providers

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proud to showcase the winners of the 2017 Minister’s Medal, health care providers who went above and beyond to improve care for patients and families.  More...


Oct 23, 2017 Ontario Making 2,000 More Beds and Spaces for Patients Available This Year

Ontario is making over 2,000 additional beds and spaces available this year to improve access to care for patients and families, and reduce wait times in hospitals, at home and in the community. More...

Oct 23, 2017 The Common Quality Agenda - Measuring Up 2017

Measuring Up 2017 is Health Quality Ontario’s yearly report on the performance of Ontario’s health system. More...

Oct 05, 2017 Ontario Boosting Nursing, Personal Support in Major Expansion of Home Care

Ontario is strengthening home and community care across the province for patients and their families, by increasing access to services by an estimated 2.6 million additional hours and developing new patient- and family-friendly supports. More...

Oct 04, 2017 Ontario Creating Opioid Emergency Task Force

Ontario is establishing an Opioid Emergency Task Force that will include front-line workers and people with lived experience to strengthen the province's coordinated response to the opioid crisis. More...

Oct 02, 2017 Ontario Improving Mental Health Services for People Across the Province

Ontario is continuing to improve access to mental health and addictions services by expanding psychotherapy programs across the province, which will support more than 100,000 people with conditions such as anxiety and depression. More...

Sep 29, 2017 Improving Care for People Living with Environmental Health Conditions

Ontario is releasing a report that recommends improving the understanding and recognition of environmental health conditions such as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and environmental sensitivities/multiple chemical sensitivity. More...

Sep 28, 2017 Ontario Partnering with the Michener Institute to Launch Personal Support Worker Registry

Ontario will launch a new registry that will provide patients and families with easy-to-access information about their personal support workers (PSWs). More...

Sep 27, 2017 Ontario Improving Transparency in Health Care

The Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 will, if passed, introduce important changes to key pieces of legislation to strengthen oversight and safeguard the quality of care in the province. More...

Sep 19, 2017 Statement on Ontario's Opioid Strategy

As part of the $222 million announced last month to fight the opioid crisis, Ontario is making $21 million immediately available to help community-based addiction organizations in their response to this crisis. More...

Aug 16, 2017 New Wait Times Data Now Available for Surgeries and Procedures Across Ontario

Ontario has launched a new online tool to help people find wait times information for surgeries and procedures at hospitals across the province, and is providing more digital tools to help improve the patient experience. More...

Aug 01, 2017 Ontario Launches Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

Ontario has appointed the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese, an experienced judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal, to lead an independent public inquiry into the policies, procedures and oversight of long-term care homes. More...


Jul 20, 2017 Ontario Releases Expert Panel Report on Public Health

Ontario is releasing Public Health Within an Integrated Health System, a report from the Minister’s Expert Panel on Public Health, which recommends ways to strengthen and increase the integration of the public health sector within the rest of the health care system across the province.

Jul 11, 2017 Repairs and Upgrades Coming to 131 Ontario Hospitals this Year

Ontario is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals across the province with repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year, to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Read more... 

Jul 11, 2017 Etobicoke General Hospital Receiving Provincial Funding for Repairs and Upgrades

Ontario is providing $175 million in 2017-18 to hospitals across the province to keep them in a state of good repair, so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Read more... 

May 30, 2017 2017 Budget Highlights Major Health Care Investments

Ontario is continuing to put patients first by making significant investments in the 2017 Budget to support vital health care services that families depend on. Read more... 

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