As outlined in Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, Ontario is committed to giving patients better access to care no matter where they live.
As part of this plan, Ontario is releasing this proposal for feedback. It outlines ways to:
Make it easier for patients to find a primary health care provider when they need one, see that person quickly when they are sick, and find the care they need, closer to home.
Improve communication and connections between primary health care providers, hospitals and home and community care.
Ensure the province has the right number of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers, and plan locally to make sure they are available to patients where and when they are needed.
The ministry looks forward to hearing from health care providers, patients and caregivers around the province on these recommendations. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/news/bulletin/2015/hb_20151217.aspx