Tue, 28 Jun 2016
Town Council approved moving ahead with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Oakville and the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The non-binding MOU outlines the scope and scale of a partnership between the town and the LHIN regarding the potential concept of a community health hub. Further work and analysis will be required before any binding agreement would be created for approval by Council.
“With the relocation of Oakville’s hospital, the town is exploring community health hubs as a new, integrative way to meet the healthcare needs of residents,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “This non-binding MOU provides the framework to more closely examine how we can meet our community’s needs now and in the years to come,” said Mayor Burton.
Some of the objectives of the MOU include:
Town staff will also continue to have discussions with the LHIN and Halton Region, who has indicated support for both the health study and exploration of health hub opportunities, to ensure that options align with the local public health and social services initiatives.
“We look forward to working with the Town of Oakville and with Halton Region to better understand the needs of the community in order to provide health care services where it’s needed most,” said Bill MacLeod, Chief Executive Office, Mississauga Halton LHIN.
The Mississauga Halton LHIN brings together local health care partners from a number of sectors including hospitals, community care and support services, mental health and addictions, community health centres, long-term care and primary care to develop innovative, collaborative solutions to improve access and enhance the experience of patients and clients.