ONTARIO—Healthcare will soon look vastly different in Ontario as several existing levels of administration are shuffled and consolidated into one group that some are calling a “super agency.”

“Too much time and attention is spent on maintaining a siloed and fragmented system,” said Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott at a press conference last Tuesday.

“I’m proud to announce that our plan starts right at home, in our communities,” she said.

If the bill is passed through the Ontario legislature, the 20 existing provincial healthcare agencies in Ontario will be folded into what’s being called Ontario Health, a new agency under the ministry that will oversee all healthcare services in the province.

 

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