On July 10, 2018 AFHTO’s CEO sent this letter to Ontario’s new Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier, the Honourable Christine Elliott. Extending our sincerest congratulations on her appointment, she also expressed our desire to work with the government in improving healthcare for all Ontarians. Excerpts include:
“As one of your government’s goals is the promise to address the issue of hospital overcrowding and ending hallway medicine, creating a robust and well resourced primary health care system is a major solution to address this problem.”
“AFHTO members already serve 3 million Ontarians, including 900,000 that were previously unattached to primary health care. By limiting the expansion of team-based care Ontario has created disparities in access. This is highly problematic in a universal health care system and, unfortunately, has created a two-tiered primary health care system.”
“Primary health care in Ontario has come a long way, but there is a lot more work to do. AFHTO has three key goals which we hope your government will support:
To read the letter in its entirety, click here.