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Toronto, Mar 8 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made today by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding formation of an early slate of the Ontario Health Board of Directors to initiate government's commitment to a connected, sustainable public health care system centred around the patient, media reports said.
This is one step closer to fulfilling the government's commitment to build a modern, connected public health care system that patients, families, and caregivers deserve "to enable collaboration and coordination from top to bottom. We need to bring the best of our system together, and form deep roots that put health care in Ontario on a solid foundation for the future," said Elliott.
"Aligning these resources under Ontario Health will enable more integrated patient-centred care and more coordinated support for service providers," said Bill Hatanaka, Chair Nominee of the Ontario Health Board of Directors.
A number of critical responsibilities would be taken over by Ontario Health Board of Directors with specialized skills -- from health care to business operations, from logistics to public service delivery, from community engagement to volunteerism -- to ensure Ontario Health would strengthen and modernize our public health care system.
The proposed legislation of the government , if passed, would enable the transfer of multiple existing provincial agencies into Ontario Health over a number of years.
"Our plan will enable local teams of health care providers to know and understand each patient's needs and provide the appropriate, high-quality connected care Ontarians expect and deserve " said Elliott.