Moving Forward With Health Care Transformation

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Moving Forward With Health Care Transformation

January 27, 2014

Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care Delivering Better Care and Value

Two years after the launch of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, the province continues to transform health care to provide better patient care and better value for health dollars.

Ontario is building on the Action Plan with a commitment to provide better support for Personal Support Workers to strengthen their recruitment and retention in the home care sector.

The government will also embed meaningful patient engagement in the health care system through enhancements to the Excellent Care for All Act, and will measure progress when it comes to patient relations by hearing and responding to patient complaints in a clear, structured and consistent way across the healthcare system.

Ontario has made significant progress on all of the initiatives set out in the Action Plan, including:



Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.


  • The federal government has cut Ontario’s transfer payments by $640 million. Ontario is also getting $300 million less than it would have if health care transfers to Ontario had grown by six per cent as they did on average for the rest of the country.
  • 47 community Health Links serve half of Ontario.
  • Thirty communities will be selected to participate in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014.




“We’ve made fundamental changes to how we deliver health care, especially for our growing population of seniors, so that more of them can receive care at home instead of in the hospital or long-term care homes. There is more work to be done, but we will continue to make the tough decisions that result in better care for patients and better value for our precious health care dollars.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care


David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division

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Samantha Grant
Minister’s Office

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care



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