Patients First

Achieving an Integrated System of Care for All





NEW! On February 7, 2018, we gave an update on the Patients First work that's happening locally. 


Groups that support Patients First

These committees will advise the LHIN on system-wide priorities and drive change locally: the Patient and Family Advisory Committee, Health System Renewal Advisory Committee, and five sub-region integration tables. 


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Sub-region geographies

Background on Patients First

On December 7, 2016, Ontario passed the Patients First Act that will help patients and their families obtain better access to a more local and integrated health care system, improving the patient experience and delivering higher-quality care.

The Patients First Act intends to improve access to health care services by implementing system-level changes to allow for faster and better access to care, and put patients and their families at the centre of a truly integrated system. The government is committed to the next stage of the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, by focusing on improving patient experience and providing more reliable and faster access to care. The Patients First Act is part of the government's ongoing work under the Action Plan to create a more patient-centred health care system in Ontario. 


  • Updates to the South West LHIN Board of Directors


Recruiting members for groups that will support Patients First