North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN
The North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is an agency that reports to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. It is designed to plan, integrate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres, health centres, long-term homes, mental health and addiction programs, as well as a many other community support services agencies within the area.
LHIN is operated by 30 contract employees within the Muskoka, Orillia, Barrie, Collingwood, and Midland/Penetanguishene areas. Residents living in these areas can benefit from LHIN’s funding through improved wait times in emergency rooms, expanded care for seniors, and the implementation of residential hospice beds.
Through the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN, funding is also allocated to 77 health service provider organizations. These are split between six sectors within the community: hospitals, long-term care homes, community care access centres, community health centres, community support services and community mental health.