North West LHIN’s health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.

Primary Care Reform

The North West has been communicating with health service providers on the Primary Care discussion document: Strengthening Access, Performance and Accountability of Primary Care within the North West to help inform local and provincial planning that focuses on:

  • Identification of proposed sub-regions
  • Descriptions of planned approaches to improve performance
  • Approaches to clinical leadership to facilitate performance improvement
  • The document considers improved integration of primary care within context of the North West’s Health Services Blueprint.

Discussions are ongoing with the Primary Care sector. The North West is seeking input on the Draft Plan to Strengthen Primary Care in the Northwestern region.

Please send your comments to or call at (807) 684-9425.