Ontario government releases report on Ontario's Health Capital Planning Review

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Ontario government releases report on Ontario's Health Capital Planning Review

Ministry of Infrastructure

QUEEN'S PARK, ON, April 8 - The Ontario government released today a report on the health capital planning and approval process. Entitled Health Capital Planning Review, the independent study prepared by Michael Decter was commissioned in 2003. "The report provides useful information for the improvement of health capital planning and the services supported by health infrastructure," Public Infrastructure Renewal Minister David Caplan said. "We are reviewing the recommendations in this report with our colleagues in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care." The report reviews all aspects of the health capital planning and approval process, including procurement, construction and evaluation. Key recommendations by the review panel include the creation of a health capital vision; streamlining of the health capital planning and approval process; consideration of all health service capital needs; and, a further review of health information and communication technology. Mr. Decter wrote in the report that "much remains to be done if Ontario is to be well served in the future by efficient, effective and well-designed health facilities." "We join our colleagues in Health and Long-Term Care to express our appreciation of Mr. Decter's work as well as his findings and recommendations," added Caplan. Disponible en fran├žais. For more information on the Ministry and to access this report, visit www.pir.gov.on.ca.For further information: Contacts: Ross Parry, Minister's Office, (416) 325-1657; D.J. Paquet, Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, (416) 325-1697