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Excellent Care for All

A message from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

I am extremely proud of our Excellent Care for All Act . The act puts patients at the centre of the system. That means patient outcomes, patient experiences and the quality of patient care will drive the way services are delivered, the way the system plans, and what the health system is held accountable for.

In order to ensure that essential health care services are available, critical changes need to be made. This legislation lays the groundwork for a significant cultural shift in Ontario’s health care system.

Putting the emphasis on better quality care will also mean better value for our investment – because quality and value go hand-in-hand. 

Waste, inefficiency and poor quality are costly to the health system – a system that consumes an ever-greater portion of the provincial budget. Quality care does not mean more expensive care.  On the contrary - quality care means cost-effective care.

Moving forward, Ontario health will put the patient front and centre, focus on better delivery and make smarter use of limited resources.

Health care matters to all Ontarians.

Thanks to a culture of quality and value throughout the entire system, patients will have greater access to health services today and tomorrow.

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Ph.D.
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

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