Patients First

Order Made Under Part V.1 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 4

In May 2017, home care services and staff will begin to transfer from Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).This is a structural system change that will help the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care move forward.

The process will be seamless for patients and home care clients. There will be no disruption to care or patient experience, and there will be no need to change health care providers. 

The North East CCAC will transfer to the North East LHIN on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

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Organizational Structure for North East LHIN Patients First Implementation - February 22, 2017

As you know, across the province, Community Care Access Centres and Local Health Integration Networks are working closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) on the plan to integrate our organizations as outlined in the Patients First Act, 2016. The Act amended the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA). Under LHSIA, the Minister may make an order transferring all of the employees of the North East Community Care Access Centre (NE CCAC) to the LHIN. The Minister’s order will specify a date on which the transfer takes effect this spring (anticipated May or June 2017).

Staff from the North East LHIN and the North East CCAC have been working together for more than a year to create an organizational structure which will move us closer to a fully integrated system where patients, not providers or sectors, are the focal point of care delivery.

To support the transformative changes to strengthen our health system, the North East LHIN is putting in place a patient-focused organizational structure. The executive level of this structure includes six portfolios and is below, for your information. You will see the positions which will report to the NE LHIN CEO, along with the functions of the other members of the senior management team. Please note that these organizational changes are contingent on the Minister’s transfer order.

We owe this preparation work to Northerners as we create a system of care that works for them. We will continue to engage our community partners in conversations to enhance service delivery, and ensure no disruption in patient services either during or post transition.