"I have been unable to try IVF because the cost was too prohibitive for me. You may have just changed my life today. Thank you for making this a possibility".
- Loreen B., Toronto
"Change to health care must be informed by input from patients and caregivers who have experienced home and community care first hand. I appreciate having the opportunity to share what worked well and opportunities for improvement."
- Jan M., Thunder Bay
"This [Chatham-Kent Healthy Kids Community Challenge Launch] was a really great event. As a parent, you're always looking for ways to get your children out into the community and be active, and so it's a great investment."
- Ben S., Chatham-Kent
"OPACC (Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer) is thrilled that our concerns around the high cost of hospital parking have been addressed to help defray the cost of hospital parking for families of children with cancer in Ontario."
- Susan Kuczynski, OPACC Parent Liaison, Toronto
VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
In the months and years ahead, we will continue to make progress on our Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. By putting patients first in everything we do, we will provide faster access to the care patients need today and make the necessary investments to ensure our health system will be there for patients for generations to come.
Over the past 10 years, Ontario's health care system has made great progress in improving the patient experience.
- TODAY, 94% of Ontarians report having a regular primary health care provider.
- Compared to 2003, over 26,300 more nurses and 6,600 more physicians are providing patient care.
- Flu shots are available in 2,500 pharmacies.