The local health services are looking into what could happen if the LHIN system gets scrapped.

Last week, the news broke that the Government might be doing away with the 14 Local Health Integration Networks and replacing them with at most five regional oversight bodies.

In light of that news, the Haliburton Highlands Health Services CEO Carolyn Plummer announced that the health services will be ‘participating’ in a series of engagement sessions hosted by the Ontario Hospital Association.

Plummer said in her CEO report to the board of directors that media reports suggested that organizations like EHealth Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario could be amalgamated into one “superagency”. Plummer goes on to say “it is too soon to know what the potential impact could be for HHHS and our health service provider partners.”

According to Plummer’s report, the sessions are going to be focused on health system transformation.

Haliburton County is part of the Central East LHIN.