April 4, 2016

In 2016, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care consulted on proposals to transform primary, home, and community care that would have major impact on public health and other municipally co-funded programs. The AMO Board is supportive of strengthening patient-centred care but under the right conditions to succeed. The Board of Directors approved a principled, comprehensive response to the health Minister and officials on a range of health matters that have a municipal impact or implications. This included recommendations concerning public health, long-term care, land ambulance, community paramedicine, hospital funding, physician recruitment incentives and the Northern Health Travel Grant. 

AMO will continue to advocate on a wide range of healthcare issues within the context of the Patients First consultations and beyond.