Building a Stronger, Healthier Ontario

By Israel | Uncategorized

Jun 04
A stronger, healthier Ontarion

Ontario is continuing to put patients first by making significant investments in the 2017 Budget to support vital health care services that families depend on.

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, spoke in Toronto to The
Empire Club of Canada to highlight the province’s commitment to delivering high quality health
care services for patients and their families across Ontario.

* As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is investing an additional $7 billion in health care
over the next three years.
* Ontario’s health care budget will total $53.8 billion in 2017–18 — a 3.8 per cent increase
from the previous year.
* 94 per cent of people in Ontario now have a primary health care provider.
* A Fraser Institute study showed that the median wait time — from family doctor to
specialist to treatment — was 15.6 weeks in Ontario in 2016, the lowest of any province.
* The province is set to balance the budget this year and maintain a balanced budget for
the next two years. A balanced budget means more funding for the programs and
services people rely on most.

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