First Nation health care being considered on Ontario's Rural and Northern Health Care Panel

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Members of the public are now being asked to provide Ontario's Rural and Northern Health Care Panel with their thoughts about health care services. Please consider writing a short e-mail message to the panel answering the five questions being asked below ..

Write to infoline.moh@ontario.ca.

Ontario press release

Rural and Northern Health Care Panel - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

On July 28th, 2009, Ontario
officially announced the formation of a Rural and Northern Health Care Panel as
stage one of the development of a Rural and Northern Health Care Framework. The
mandate of this panel is to identify a vision, strategic directions and
principles to assist Government and LHINs in ensuring quality of care as
defined by access to care in rural and northern communities. The panel is
charged with the task of conducting an environmental scan of existing
historical and current work underway, assessing the current state of rural and
northern health and producing a final report to be submitted to the Minister.

Stages two and three of the staged approach are; Broader Community
Consultations and Development of a Provincial Framework/Plan. These stages will
commence upon completion of the panel’s work.

The panel would appreciate your input and has formulated the following five
questions for your consideration. If you would like to provide the panel
members with your insight, please submit your comments to: ServiceOntario,
INFOline. infoline.moh@ontario.ca 

Rural and Northern Health Care Panel – Questions for Consideration

  • What is the single greatest challenge or barrier to accessing health care
    services in rural, remote and northern areas today?
  • What is the single most important change that you feel will have the most
    impact in improving access to health care in rural, remote and northern areas?
  • What do you feel should be the founding vision for improving access to health
    care in rural, remote and northern areas of the province?
  • What are the guiding principles that are needed to support the province and
    LHINs in their decision making?
  • Do you have any other comments that you feel are important for the Panel to
    consider at this early stage of planning?

 

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