How you Helped Us Come Up with a Plan
After months of community engagement sessions involving hundreds of people across the region, the North East LHIN came up with its first Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) in 2006. This first plan outlined seven priorities to guide health care planning and delivery in the region—everything from Aboriginal Health Services to chronic disease prevention management to reduced wait times.
Our second plan was published in November 2009, after more than 350 people were heard from through a wide array of engagement opportunities including: open houses, forums, online chat rooms, teleconferences, video-conferences, and surveys.
Our third plan was published in January 2013. More than 4,000 Northerners actively participated in engagement efforts to put this plan together.
The 2016 - 2013 plan outlines four main priorities to build a more patient-centred system of care across the region that is sensitive to the needs of older adults, including:
- Increase primary care coordination;
- Enhance care coordination and transitions to improve the patient experience;
- Make mental health and substance abuse treatment services more accessible;
- Target the needs of culturally diverse population groups, including Francophones and Aboriginal/First Nation/Métis people
Priorities will be supported by increasing electronic health record opportunities, realignment and system transformation efforts, and a more coordinated approach to the recruitment and retention of health care professionals.