Ministry Reports

Health Results Team Third Annual Report 2006-07

A Focus on Results and Sustainability

September 7, 2007


On November 17, 2004, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, George Smitherman, officially announced Ontario's Wait Time Strategy. The Strategy is designed to improve access to health care services in the public system by reducing the time that Ontarians wait for services in five areas : cancer surgery, selected cardiac procedures, cataract surgery, hip and knee total joint replacements, and MRI/CT scans. These five were just the beginning of an ongoing process to improve access to, and reduce wait times for, a broad range of health care services.

We are pleased to report that this goal has been achieved. Furthermore, significant efforts have been made to expand Ontario's Wait Time Strategy, increase accountabilities, encourage expert stakeholders to advise government, and transform the health care system into one that is more efficient, effective and safe.

The wait times initiatives and results presented in this 2006/07 annual report clearly build on the solid and sustained foundation that was established in 2004/05.

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