Did You Know?

  • The Champlain LHIN is one the largest providers of health services in the Champlain region. We provide home-care services to more than 62,000 people annually, amounting to 4 million clinical encounters every year. Last year, due to increasing demand, we provided 114,000 more nursing, therapy and personal support visits compared to 2016-17.
  • The Champlain LHIN has merged with the former Community Care Access Centre, which used to deliver home care. As a result of this merger, we reduced administrative costs by 14 per cent, saving taxpayers $1.4 million every year. That’s equivalent to 2,800 days of care in a hospital, or 39,500 hours of home care from a personal support worker.
  • In addition to providing home care, the LHIN plans, integrates and funds hospitals, community health centres, community support agencies, mental health and addiction agencies, and long-term care homes. The LHIN and its partners serve approximately 1.3 million people across rural and urban areas, addressing the unique needs of various communities. We distribute about $2.5 billion every year to almost 250 programs, holding health agencies accountable for the work they do.Did You Know?
  • In the Champlain region, wait times for hip and knee replacements are among the lowest in Ontario. That’s because the Champlain LHIN created a central intake process to handle patient referrals in a more timely way.
  • The eConsult program, established by the Champlain LHIN and partners, allows family physicians to get advice quickly from specialists. This program, which has reduced patients’ wait times to see specialists, has been so successful it is now being used by doctors across Ontario. In-person visits to specialists can be avoided in roughly 40 per cent of eConsults, because they are no longer necessary.
  • The Champlain LHIN is a top performer among the 14 LHINs in Ontario for decreasing unnecessary hospital readmissions. We’ve done this by expanding community-based services such as diabetes education sessions, heart failure clinics, and lung health programs, for example.
  • More people in the Champlain region have taken part in two new provincial mental-health programs (Bounce Back and Big White Wallthan any other region of the province. The Champlain LHIN has played a key role in promoting these programs, which offer free and highly accessible mental-health counselling.
  • Patient engagement is important to the Champlain LHIN, as we want to build the most effective health system possible. More than 40 LHIN patient advisors regularly take part in our work, sharing experiences, helping to develop new programs, and assisting in making important decisions.

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