Media Advisory – North East LHIN Holds Open Houses to Seek Input into Setting Health Care Priorities for North East Ontario

For immediate release – Thursday, June 4, 2009 — The North East LHIN is holding an open house in Sundridge and Sturgeon Falls to seek community input into a three-year strategic plan. The plan, called the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) will outline North East Ontario’s health care priorities from 2010 to 2013. As part of Engage 2009, announced in April, the North East LHIN is interested in hearing what people have to say from all corners of the region.Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sundridge : The Caswell Resort Hotel
77 Main Street

Sturgeon Falls : Sturgeon Falls Recreation Centre
219 O’Hara Street

The open houses will be held from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend. For those individuals who would like to take part in a group discussion on health care priorities in the North East, focus groups will be held at 3:00 PM and again at 5:30 PM. Light refreshments and health snacks will be available.

Engage 2009 will be active until September 30, 2009. Individuals who wish to submit their thoughts and are unable to participate in an open house, can do so by visiting the online forum at

For further NE LHIN information, please contact: Cynthia Stables; Senior Corporate Advisor (705) 845-1887 or


The North East LHIN is one of fourteen regional networks in Ontario created to plan, integrate and fund local health services. It is responsible for leading the transformation of the local health care system and works closely with over 200 health service providers including hospitals, the North East CCAC, long term care homes and consumers and their families to integrate health care practices into a model that works for the people of North East Ontario.

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