About Our LHIN

Who We Are

  • The North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) is one of the largest of 14 LHINs in Ontario, responsible for planning, integrating and funding health care services for more than 565,000 people across an estimated 400,000 square kilometers.
  • From offices across Northeastern Ontario, we are a provincial crown corporation that ensures the local health care system works when people need it.
  • The North East LHIN brings close to 150 of our region’s health care partners together – hospitals, community support services, mental health and addictions, community health centres, long-term care homes, and the Community Care Access Centre.

Recent Changes Related to Home and Community Care

  • On May 31, 2017, home and community care services and staff transferred from Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to Local Health Integration Networks. Home and community care services are now provided through Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). LHINs plan, integrate and fund local health care. We also deliver and coordinate home and community care. 
  • As part of the Government of Ontario’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, this health system change was seamless in order to ensure uninterrupted care and support for patients and home care clients.

What We Do

  • We fund front-line health care work to ensure Northerners, get the right care, at the right time, in the right place, at the right cost.
  • We integrate, plan and fund – close to 150 health service providers (25 hospitals)
  • Our focus is on patient-centered care right across the health care system.

Why We’re Doing It

To improve each Northeastern Ontarian’s health care experience. For the first time ever, the North East LHIN:

  • Measures the delivery of health care services
  • Sets targets based on these measures
  • Holds organizations accountable for achieving targets
  • Publicly reports on performance results
  • Achieves targets that improve the lives of patients
  • Engages with fellow Northerners on building a patient focused health care system for Northerners, by Northerners

Our Region:

  • 400,000 km2
  • 565,000 people
  • Vibrant and distinct both culturally and linguistically, our region has the highest number of Francophones (at 23% of the population) in the province and a significant number of Aboriginal and First Nation communities (10%).

Our Budget:

  • $1.4 billion in front-line care

Decision Making Framework 

The NE LHIN staff and board members follow a decision making framework when evaluating proposals for new programs and initiatives, changes to existing programs, or integration proposals. To view the framework, click here.

The Local Health System Integration Act

The legislation gives the LHINs the legislative power and authority they will need to effectively plan, coordinate, and fund their local health systems to make it easier for patients to access the care they need. Click here to read the act.