Community Engagement is both a legislated responsibility and a core function of the LHINs. Local decision making is the model that the LHINs are built on, and one that values the input of community members, health care professionals, and stakeholders to inform our planning and decision making processes. Over the past several months, the government consulted with stakeholders from across the sector, including doctors and hospitals. The Ministry and LHINs continue to engage and consult with patients, caregivers, health care providers, stakeholder associations, Indigenous peoples, Francophone communities, and other system partners to gather feedback on implementing legislation.
As part of a broader engagement process being conducted by the Ministry, the LHIN held five sessions in February 2016 in each proposed sub-LHIN area including: London, St. Thomas, Stratford, Woodstock and Owen Sound. An online survey was also available for the public to respond to the questions. All feedback gathered both online and in person was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on February 29, 2016.
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