In January 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care endorsed five sub-region boundaries proposed by the North East LHIN.
A sub-region is a smaller geographic planning region within the North East LHIN that will help us better understand and address patient needs at the local level.
By looking at care patterns through a smaller, more local lens, the North East LHIN will is able to continue to better identify and respond to community needs and ensure that patients across the entire LHIN have access to the care they need, when and where they need it. This includes the needs of Francophones, Indigenous Northerners, newcomers and other individuals and groups whose health care needs are unique and who often experience challenges accessing and navigating the health care system.
This approach will not restrict Northerners as they make their health care decisions. Sub-regions are not an additional layer of bureaucracy. They are not separate organizations or administrations, and will not have their own staff or boards.
The five North East LHIN sub-regions (which are largely based on the previous planning area HUBS), were established based on existing care patterns in order to achieve a more local approach to better serve Northerners by ensuring that services reflect the unique needs of patients and communities.
In formalizing our sub-regions, the North East LHIN used the best available evidence, including patient referral patterns and insights gleaned from local engagement with patients, providers and community members - to ensure that sub-regions align with local needs.
Physicians, nurses, and other clinicians, as well as patients, caregivers and their families will continue to play a key role in planning, priority setting and implementing improvement activities at the sub-region level to ensure the needs of patients and communities are being met.
North East LHIN by Sub-Region
Informing our Sub-Regions
With a focus on more patient-centered service delivery, LHINs across Ontario are working to establish sub-regions which will serve as the focal point for population-based planning, service alignment and integration, and health system improvement.
This webinar focuses on the NE LHIN’s proposed sub-region structure. Topics include patient referral patterns, population health, proposed primary care groups, Health Links, and other items that have an impact on local health care planning.
The webinar presentation is available below.