Introduction


Established as a crown agency, under Ontario’s Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA) – 2006, the Central West LHIN works closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Service Providers, community partners and members of local communities to plan, integrate, fund and monitor the local health care system.

IHSP 2016-2019 is the Central West LHIN’s fourth strategic plan. It defines the LHIN’s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities, outlining how it will go about achieving them. This strategic plan provides the LHIN with the foundation necessary to meet new challenges, and be a true leader in health care across the region and among partner LHINs throughout Ontario.

The Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

Established as a crown agency under Ontario’s Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA) – 2006, the Central West LHIN is governed by a Board of Directors, and is broadly mandated to plan, integrate, fund, and monitor the local health care system in the communities of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin County, Malton, north Etobicoke and west Woodbridge.

The LHIN works closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), local Health Service Providers (HSPs), and community partners to ensure regional plans align with provincial priorities – Improved Access to Care, Connecting Services, Supporting People and Patients, and Creating a Sustainable Health Care System for Future Generations – and that the needs and experiences of people and patients remain at the centre of the health care system.


The following interactive map provides an overview of the Central West LHIN including Health Link boundaries, and locations of all LHIN-funded health service providers and community partners.


Within the context of IHSP 4 it is important to distinguish between the LHIN as a “geographic region” made up of local residents, communities, partners and Health Service Providers (HSPs), and the LHIN as a “corporate identity”, comprised of Board members and staff who oversee the fulfillment of the LHIN’s mandate.

The Central West LHIN is committed to improving the delivery of, and access to, health care services in French; and safe, culturally competent services for members of the Aboriginal community.

While the ever-changing health care environment requires support of the Central West LHIN to implement change, change in of itself is not enough. Vision and direction are critical components which IHSP 4 provides.

The Integrated Health Service Plan

IHSP 2016-2019 is the Central West LHIN’s fourth strategic plan. It defines the LHIN’s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities, outlining how it will go about achieving them. Building on the momentum of its earlier IHSPs it outlines how, with HSPs and community partners, the LHIN intends to plan, integrate, fund and monitor the local health care system. These efforts are discussed in terms of the LHIN’s Strategic Directions, Initiatives and Actions.

IHSP 4 identifies areas of specific priority. It is not a comprehensive overview of all the activities that the LHIN will carry out in the coming three years. Specific activities to achieve the IHSP’s Strategic Directions will be defined as part of Central West LHIN’s Annual Business Planning process each year.

IHSP 4 is aimed at building integrated networks of care, driving quality and value, connecting with and informing the community and local HSPs, and demonstrating system leadership, with a population health perspective. This strategic plan provides the Central West LHIN with the foundation necessary to meet new challenges, and be a true leader in health care across the region, and among partner LHINs throughout Ontario.