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Expert Panel to Develop Health Care Plan for Scarborough and West Durham Region


Expert Panel to Develop Health Care Plan for Scarborough and West Durham Region

Expert Panel to Develop Health Care Plan for Scarborough and West Durham Region
April 14, 2015
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - An expert panel has been created to address infrastructure needs as well as improve access and integration of acute health care services in the Scarborough and West Durham region. 
 
At the direction of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, a panel has been struck to develop a plan to address how hospitals in the region can work together to deliver acute health care programs and services in a way that meets the needs of local residents. It will provide recommendations on program and service integration, as well as infrastructure needs.
 
The group will work in collaboration with the Central East LHIN, other neighbouring LHINs and local health care service providers, including Rouge Valley Health System, The Scarborough Hospital and Lakeridge Health.                                                                                                   
 
The selected panel, to be chaired by Dr. Barry McLellan, has expertise in governance, health system transformation, capacity planning and program integration.
 
Delivering better coordinated and integrated care in the community is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its 'Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care,' providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to live healthy and a health care system that's sustainable for generations to come.

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