RE-CENTRALIZING? RE-DISORGANIZING? WHAT EXACTLY IS ONTARIO DOING TO ITS HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM?
Ontario’s health-care system is about to become a giant construction zone as the province blasts away bureaucratic walls to create a single super-agency that will run the entire $60-billion health delivery system.
When the dust settles all of the province’s hospitals, community health services, mental health agencies, cancer treatment centres, organ donation programs, home care and end-of-life care will be under the command of one still unnamed CEO and a board of directors who will be responsible for almost half of Ontario’s entire budget.
One agency to rule it all. It’s an image that causes some health experts to shudder.