MPP Michael Chan is pleased to announce that, as part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is continuing to make greater investment in the Central LHIN health care system and across the province to give Ontarians faster access to the right care, now and in the future.
In 2016-17, the government would be investing $51.8 billion in health care, including a $1.45 million funding increase to Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Through recent actions to transform health care, the province has increased patients’ access to primary care, provided more care for people at home, and reduced wait times for surgeries, diagnostic procedures and emergency department care.
Increased investment in health care is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which provides patients with faster access to the right care; better home and community care; the information they need to live healthy; and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.
“We are fortunate that the government is continuing to invest in healthcare and in the important role that hospital’s play within the system. This money supports our strategic growth of programs and services that our community needs.”
— Jo-anne Marr, President and CEO Markham Stouffville Hospital
“We are proud to work with Markham Stouffville Hospital and close to 100 other health service providers to plan, fund and integrate local health services across the Central LHIN, which has a population of 1.8 million people. The physicians, staff and volunteers of Markham Stouffville Hospital are to be commended for great work in one of Ontario’s fastest growing populations.”
— Kim Baker, CEO, Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
“With this new and important funding, we are working to ensure that patients in York Region have faster access to the right care, now and in the future. Making these necessary investments in our health care system is part of our commitment to put patients first by ensuring they get the high-quality health care they need – when they need it.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The province’s economic plan supports strong public services in communities across Ontario. The plan reinforces one of the most important provincial services on which Ontarians rely – health care. The 2016 Budget supports continued commitments to increase patients’ access to primary care, to provide more care for people at or close to home and to help all Ontario families continue to receive quality health care.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance
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