CCAC Transition to LHIN - What You Need To Know
Please note: The CCAC continues to provide patient supports and services.
5 Things to Know About the CCAC transition to the LHIN
1.) When will the Erie St. Clair CCAC transfer over to the LHIN?
It is anticipated that the transition of CCACs to LHINs will happen sometime between May 1 and the end of the summer 2017, based on LHIN readiness assessments. More information is expected in the New Year.
2.) Will this transition affect patient care?
Patient care will not be affected. All CCAC services will continue under the LHIN. As well, collective agreements with our Care Coordinators, Patient Services Assistants and Nurses will transfer to the LHIN. The goal is to provide an even stronger home and community care sector that centres around patients and families.
3.) Will I be dealing with new care providers?
The transition to the LHIN will not impact who provides your care. All collective agreements with CCAC unionized employees, including Care Coordinators, will be honoured by the LHIN, as well as contracts with our current Service Providers who deliver Personal Support, Nursing and Therapy services.
4.) Will this transition achieve a Patients First philosophy for our health care system?
Our CCAC is moving forward with this transition as designed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and legislated by the Ontario government. Patient and Family Centred Care runs throughout the legislation and we are optimistic that forthcoming changes to the health care system will benefit patients, including the creation of “Patient and Family Advisory Councils” (PFAC). The Erie St. Clair CCAC has long advocated for enhancements to the home and community care sector and we are willing participants to help achieve that.
5.) Where can I find more information about the Patients First Act, including sub-regions, Primary Care and Public Health integration?
You can find more information about the Patients First Act by visiting the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.