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Denley: Province giving only the appearance of fixing home care

The Ontario government plans to improve the way it delivers home care. Full marks for that. This least-glamorous aspect of health care seldom gets the attention it deserves, even though making it better would do much to improve the lives of elderly and chronically-ill Ontarians, and their families. 628 more words

Columnists

Health-care overhaul calls for scrapping CCACs, giving LHINs control

Home care could be arranged in your doctor’s office and everyone would have a family doctor, in Health Minister Eric Hoskins’ bold “Patients First” vision which also calls for shutting down community care access centres. 829 more words

Local News

Will CCACs be axed across the province?

The days of Community Care Access Centres may be numbered, thinks the head of Windsor Regional Hospital.

David Musyj said after listening to a speech this week by Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins — who suggested big changes are coming — stakeholders can’t help but wonder if that means integrating Ontario’s 14 CCACs with the 14 Local Health Integration Networks as a way to cut administration costs. 481 more words

Local News

As demand for mental health services grows, funding stagnates

Mental health service providers in the Ottawa region say they are struggling to cope in the face of continued provincial funding freezes.

The largest of them, Royal Mental Health Centre, announced job cuts and other reductions Monday to eliminate a $4.2 million shortfall. 509 more words

Local News

Chris Vander Doelen: Another sad tale of incompetence

As if Ontario didn’t have enough problems with its health care, add a pay dispute between the province and the small group of doctors who look after the dying. 809 more words

Opinion

Relationship building with the LHINs

Health care providers have found religion when it comes to involving patients in the planning and decision-making process. At this year’s OHA HealthAchieve every administrator was quick to extol the virtues of soliciting community participation. 1,194 more words

Local Health Integration Networks

Greens leave out health care from their streamlined platform

The Greens had an in-depth party platform on health care in 2011. In this election they can barely bring themselves the say the word “health.” 325 more words