March 15th, 2016
Starting the conversation on Health Transformation: Peterborough Chamber Leading Conversation about Patient-Focused Health Care; 80% of Province Ready for “Broad Reform”
PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 16, 2016: The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in partnership with the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is launching a yearlong examination of Ontario’s healthcare system called the 2016 Health Transformation Initiative. To get the conversation rolling we are releasing a report titled: Transformation through Value and Innovation: Revitalizing Health Care in Ontario, which offers an overarching picture of how transformation could be accomplished.
There are three objectives to the initiative:
“Our single-payer health care system has long been a source of pride to Ontarians, as it should be,” said Stuart Harrison, President & CEO, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. “But due to demographic shifts and economic challenges, funding that system is becoming an increasing source of concern. Health spending in Ontario represents almost half the provincial budget and as our population ages, it is projected that health care costs to government, individuals, and employers will grow well beyond sustainable levels.”
Some of the provincial healthcare challenges include:
**Results from a survey of 1004 Ontarians conducted on behalf of the OCC by Leger, between February 22 and 25, 2016. The margin of error for this sample is 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.**
Full report: 2016 Health Transformation Initiative
Peterborough Chamber Media Contact:
President & CEO
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
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