Additional Sub-Region Information 

  • A sub-region is a smaller geographic planning region within the Erie St. Clair LHIN that will help the Erie St. Clair LHIN to better understand and address patient needs at the local level.
  • Sub-regions have been in place informally in Erie St. Clair LHIN for many years and they are now being formalized.
  • By looking at care patterns through a smaller, more local lens, the Erie St. Clair LHIN will be able to better identify and respond to community needs and ensure that patients across the entire LHIN have access to the care they need, when and where they need it. This includes the needs of Francophone Ontarians, Indigenous communities, newcomers and other individuals and groups within the Erie St. Clair LHIN whose health care needs are unique and who often experience challenges accessing and navigating the health care system.
  • This approach will not restrict Ontarians as they make their health care decisions.
  • Sub-regions are not an additional layer of bureaucracy. They will not be separate organizations or administrations, and will not have their own staff or boards.
  • Erie St. Clair LHIN sub-regions were established based on existing care patterns in order to achieve a more local approach that will better serve Ontarians by ensuring that services reflect the unique needs of patients and communities.
  • In formalizing our sub-regions, the Erie St. Clair LHIN used the best available evidence – including patient referral patterns and insights gleaned from local engagement with patients, providers and community members – to ensure that sub-regions align with local needs.
  • Physicians, nurses, and other clinicians, as well as patients, caregivers and their families will play a role in planning, priority setting and implementing improvement activities at the Erie St. Clair LHIN sub-region level to ensure the needs of patients and communities are being met.