McGuinty Government's Health Care Plan Delivers Real Change

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McGuinty Government's Health Care Plan Delivers Real Change

Ministry of Health

Smitherman outlines plan to sustain medicare TORONTO, Feb. 24 - The McGuinty government is delivering real, positive change in health care by attaching new hospital funding to greater accountability and better results for patients, developing strong community health care and promoting healthy living and prevention, said Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman. "We want healthier Ontarians in a healthier Ontario. That means shorter waiting times for important procedures, more full-time nurses, and greater access to family physicians and care in the community," said Smitherman. "Health system transformation begins by making hospitals - the anchors of the health care system - sustainable and accountable," said Smitherman. The minister announced $385 million in additional funding to hospitals to eliminate a shortfall in operating funds for 2003/2004 and new, rigorous accountability requirements. This ministry will work with Ontario hospitals to make hospital funding more predictable and stable. From now on hospitals will be required to sign performance agreements - to be developed by the government and hospitals working together - that will spell out the expected results for patients. "If any money is going to flow, there will be strings attached. None of this money - or any in the future - will flow to any hospital unless it commits and adheres to clear accountability requirements," Smitherman said. In a major speech to the Economic Club of Toronto, Smitherman outlined the government's "change strategies" for health care. They include: - A sustainable financial footing for hospitals. - A culture of accountability and results. - Creating strong community health care services. - A new emphasis on preventing illness and promoting healthy living, including reducing smoking and increasing rates of physical activity. "Instead of short-term fixes, we're working to transform health care by delivering effective health care in the community," said Smitherman. "Ontarians will have access to around the clock family health teams that will prevent and treat illness. We will enhance home care so that patients have the choice of receiving care at home." The government will invest federal Health Accord dollars, targeted for home care, family health teams and catastrophic drug coverage, to strengthen community care. "To deliver this change, all of us - government, health providers, and Ontarians - need to work together," Smitherman said. To see a copy of the Minister's remarks please visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's website at www.health.gov.on.ca. This news release is available on our website at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca Version française disponible MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO TRANSFORM HEALTH CARE The McGuinty government is providing Ontario hospitals with $385 million in this fiscal year to put hospitals on sustainable footing for the future. Making hospitals sustainable and accountable for results is a key first step in the province's plan to transform health care. The government's strategy will, for the first time, tie funding to results that matter to patients, including reducing wait times for important procedures such as cardiac care, cancer care and hip and knee replacements. The $385 million announced today will address the operating shortfall for 2003/2004. $320 million will be new base funding that recognizes high growth as well as additional operating costs associated with recently completed capital projects. $50 million of this will be targeted to increasing full-time nursing positions and to improve the safety and working conditions of nurses. If hospitals fail to reach targets for nursing, they could lose the funding and it would be invested in other hositals that achieved results. Listed is a breakdown of the $385 million in funding announced today for hospitals: -------------------------------------------------------------- City / Hospital Total -------------------------------------------------------------- Central East (Newmarket) -------------------------------------------------------------- ALLISTON Stevenson 1,188,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- BARRIE Royal Victoria 8,677,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- CAMPBELLFORD Memorial 431,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- COBOURG Northumberland Health Centre 1,138,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- COLLINGWOOD General & Marine 1,688,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- LINDSAY Ross Memorial 2,900,500 -------------------------------------------------------------- MARKHAM Stouffville 3,907,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- MIDLAND Huronia District 1,742,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- HALIBURTON Highlands HC N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- NEWMARKET Southlake Regional HC 7,331,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- ORILLIA Soldier's Memorial 4,176,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OSHAWA Lakeridge 3,633,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- PENETANGUISHENE General 428,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- PETERBOROUGH Regional Health Centre 4,987,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- RICHMOND HILL York Central 4,216,800 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Central East (Newmarket) 46,444,900 -------------------------------------------------------------- North (Sudbury) ATIKOKAN General 190,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- BLIND RIVER District Health Centre 109,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- BRACEBRIDGE S Muskoka 588,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPLEAU Health Services 196,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- COCHRANE Lady Minto N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- DRYDEN Regional HC 972,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ELLIOT LAKE St Joseph's 548,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ENGLEHART & District N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- ESPANOLA General 392,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- FORT FRANCES Riverside 292,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- GERALDTON District 48,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- HEARST Notre Dame 91,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- HORNPAYNE Community N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- HUNTSVILLE District & Memorial 746,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- IROQUOIS FALLS Anson 339,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KAPUSKASING Sensenbrenner 313,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KENORA Lake-of-the-Woods 1,577,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KIRKLAND LAKE & District 625,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- LITTLE CURRENT Manitoulin 612,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- MANITOUWADGE General 103,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- MARATHON Wilson Memorial 148,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- MATHESON Bingham 132,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- MATTAWA General 123,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- MOOSONEE James Bay 163,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- NEW LISKEARD Temiskaming N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- NIPIGON District Memorial 169,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- NORTH BAY District HC 2,420,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- PARRY SOUND West PS HC 1,237,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- RED LAKE Margaret Cochenour N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- SAULT Area Hospital 2,625,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- SIOUX LOOKOUT Meno-Ya-Win HC 1,350,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- SMOOTH ROCK FALLS 63,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- STURGEON FALLS West Nipissing N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- SUDBURY Regional 5,618,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- TERRACE BAY McCausland N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- THUNDER BAY Regional HSC 8,163,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- THUNDER BAY St Joseph's Hospital site 848,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- THUNDER BAY St Joseph's H-W site N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- TIMMINS & District 1,520,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- WAWA Lady Dunn HC 97,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total North (Sudbury) 32,417,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Eastern (Ottawa) -------------------------------------------------------------- ALEXANDRIA Glengarry 540,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ALMONTE General 1,008,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ARNPRIOR & District 365,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- BARRY'S BAY St Francis 159,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- BELLEVILLE Quinte 4,056,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- BROCKVILLE General 3,655,100 -------------------------------------------------------------- BROCKVILLE St Vincent de Paul 135,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- CARLETON PLACE & District 346,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- CORNWALL Community Hospital 1,634,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- CORNWALL Hotel Dieu 241,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- DEEP RIVER & District N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- HAWKESBURY & District 1,293,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KEMPTVILLE District 209,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KINGSTON General 11,514,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- KINGSTON Hotel Dieu 414,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KINGSTON Providence CCC 1,087,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- NAPANEE Lennox And Addington 278,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA CHEO 534,900 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Heart Institute 959,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Hospital 17,848,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Montfort 3,202,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Queensway Carleton 1,088,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Royal Ottawa (Rehab) N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Sisters of Charity 375,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- PEMBROKE General 2,845,100 -------------------------------------------------------------- PERTH & SMITHS FALLS District 811,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- RENFREW Victoria 779,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- WINCHESTER District 592,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Eastern (Ottawa) 55,969,500 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- South West (London) -------------------------------------------------------------- CHATHAM Public General 3,160,900 -------------------------------------------------------------- CHATHAM St. Joseph's 1,202,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- CLINTON Public 305,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- EXETER South Huron 332,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- GODERICH Alexandra 456,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- HANOVER & District 162,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- INGERSOLL Alexandra 167,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KINCARDINE South Bruce Grey Health 902,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- LEAMINGTON District 719,300 -------------------------------------------------------------- LISTOWEL Memorial 421,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- LONDON Health Sciences Centre 16,955,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- LONDON St Joseph's 5,462,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- NEWBURY Four Counties 240,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OWEN SOUND GB Regional N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- SARNIA Lambton Hospitals Group 2,717,800 -------------------------------------------------------------- SEAFORTH Community 200,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ST MARY'S Memorial 190,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ST THOMAS - Elgin 2,736,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- STRATFORD General 1,852,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- STRATHROY Middlesex General 1,833,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TILLSONBURG District 307,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- WALLACEBURG Sydenham District 1,251,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- WINDSOR Hotel Dieu - Grace 1,998,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- WINDSOR Regional Hospital 1,644,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- WINGHAM & District 265,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- WOODSTOCK General 1,187,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total South West (London) 46,666,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Central South (Hamilton) -------------------------------------------------------------- BRANTFORD General 2,141,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- DUNNVILLE Haldimand War Memorial 343,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- GRIMSBY West Lincoln 1,514,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- HAGERSVILLE West Haldimand 236,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- HAMILTON Health Sciences Corporation 9,202,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- HAMILTON St Joseph's 1,746,800 -------------------------------------------------------------- HAMILTON St. Peters 1,862,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- PARIS Willett N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- SIMCOE Norfolk 1,608,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- ST CATHARINES Niagara Health Systems 11,656,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- ST CATHARINES Hotel Dieu 1,985,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Central South (Hamilton) 32,295,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Central West (Mississauga) -------------------------------------------------------------- BRAMPTON William Osler Health Centre 16,512,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- BURLINGTON Joseph Brant 1,846,900 -------------------------------------------------------------- CAMBRIDGE Memorial 1,153,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- FERGUS Groves Memorial 985,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- GUELPH General 4,230,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- GUELPH St Joseph's Health Care System N/A -------------------------------------------------------------- KITCHENER Grand River 5,861,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- KITCHENER St. Mary's 7,117,900 -------------------------------------------------------------- MISSISSAUGA Credit Valley 10,368,800 -------------------------------------------------------------- MISSISSAUGA Trillium 19,725,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- MT FOREST North Wellington HCC 153,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OAKVILLE - Halton Health Care Corp 4,369,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- ORANGEVILLE Headwaters HC 637,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Central West (Mississauga) 72,960,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Central (Toronto) -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Baycrest 2,136,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Bloorview MacMillan 655,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Casey House Hospice 74,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO East General 6,571,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Humber River Regional 5,927,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Mt Sinai 1,455,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO NY General 4,135,400 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Providence Centre 786,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Rehab Institute 2,340,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Bridgepoint Hospital 2,712,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Rouge Valley 3,915,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Runnymede Healthcare 219,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Salvation Army Grace 876,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Scarb Hospital 7,056,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Sick Kids 1,958,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO St Joseph's 13,252,200 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO St Michael's 8,081,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO St. John's 362,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Sunnybrook 13,113,600 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO University Health Network 13,207,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO West Park Healthcare Centre 478,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Central (Toronto) 89,312,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals -------------------------------------------------------------- GUELPH Homewood 475,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- SUDBURY Northeast Mental Health Centre 571,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- OTTAWA Royal Ottawa 2,808,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Centre for Addiction and MH 4,765,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals 8,619,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Private Hospitals -------------------------------------------------------------- PENETANGUISHENE Beechwood Private Hospital 21,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- PERTH Surgeson Carson In Trust Wisemans Hospital 31,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- THORNHILL Shouldice Hospital 135,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Don Mills Surgical Unit 32,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO St. Joseph's Infirmary 36,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- TORONTO Bellwood Health Services 40,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- WOODSTOCK Woodstock Private Hospital 20,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Total Private Hospitals 315,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL PROVINCIAL HOSPITALS 385,000,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- Contact Info For further information: Members of the media: Eva Lannon, (416) 327-4320, Minister's Office; John Letherby, (416) 314-6197, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Members of the general public: (416) 327-4327, or (800) 268-1154 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Members of the media: Eva Lannon, (416) 327-4320, Minister's Office; John Letherby, (416) 314-6197, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Members of the general public: (416) 327-4327, or (800) 268-1154