For Health Service Providers
Links and Information
Please refer to this page of links and information for resources, reference information, programs, and links to groups and alliances. If you have information to add or suggest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tools and Resources for Health Service Providers
Visit the Tools and Resources page for links and information about the following:
Service Accountability Planning
A series of guides, information and tools are available to support in the development of Service Accountability Agreements for each planning cycle. Choose the section that applies to you to access or review the current planning documents and resources.
Multi-Sectoral Accountability Agreements (MSAA): 2014 - 2017 Planning
Below are materials to help with MSAA planning for the current planning cycle. Use the SRI portal to access the CAPS tool.
MSAA agreement requires a complete CAPS submission and it is important that these are as accurate as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mladen Samac, Senior Manager, Finance and Corporate Support at email@example.com or Zeynep Danis, Director, Finance & Corporate Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see the presentation from the October 7, 2013 meeting at the WWLHIN office. If you have questions about the presentation, Mladen Samac, Senior Manager, Finance and Corporate Support at email@example.com would be happy to help.
Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (HSAA) and Hospital Planning Submission (HAPS): 2014-2015 Planning
Below is information regarding the Hospital Accountability Planning Submission (HAPS) and HSAA development process.
- 2014/2015 Hospital Accountability Planning Submission (HAPS)
H-SAA and HAPS Planning
In Fall 2011, hospitals from across the WWLHIN developed and approved operating plans for the 2012 -2013 fiscal year based on quality, access, and safety performance targets that provided for balanced budgets and ongoing service provision. These operating plans were to form the basis of the 2012 - 2013 Hospital Service Accountability Agreements.
Since that time, the government has introduced Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care and a new funding model - Health System Funding Reform (HSFR) - that will move Ontario's health care system towards a new funding approach, known as Patient-Based Funding.
To learn more about Patient-Based Funding, visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.
Hospitals are currently engaging their stakeholders - physicians, nurses, staff, volunteers, patients and their communities - as they and the WWLHIN work together to finalize the upcoming Accountability Agreements that will reflect this new funding model.
Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreements (LSAA) - 2013 - 2016 Planning
Below is information regarding the Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (LSAA) development process.
Communiqué #1 - July, 2012: English -- Français
Communiqué #2 - September, 2012: English -- Français
Communiqué #3 - October, 2012: English -- Français
Communiqué #4 - November, 2012: English -- Français
Read Annual Business Plans for the current and previous years, which outline our collective commitments to residents for the Waterloo Wellington health system.
Refer to a list of resources and information for health system governors.
Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund
Health service providers such as hospitals are responsible for ensuring that their facilities are in a good state of repair by managing their capital assets and planning renewal activities.
The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) program, led by Local Health Integration Networks, provides funds to supplement a hospital’s existing renewal program and help address renewal needs (e.g., roofing systems, boilers, windows) on a priority basis.
Hospitals can receive a HIRF grant for eligible projects regardless of their own ability to raise a local share of the project costs. There is no cost-sharing requirement and 100% of the grant can be used on a single project.
For more details on the fund, please refer to the HIRF Guidelines provided below.
HRIF 2013-14 Changes – Teleconference
HIRF Guidelines *Revised December 13, 2013
HIRF Settlement Report
HIRF Application Form
HIRF Hospital Special Business Case
Community-Based Speciality Clinics
Community-Based Specialty Clinics for Low Risk Cataract Procedures
The Call for Applications is now closed (as of April 22, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.). The WWLHIN received three applications. WWLHIN staff will review each application using the decision-making framework. By June 23, 2014, the LHIN will submit any endorsed application(s) to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for evaluation. The evaluation process is expected to be completed by late summer/early fall. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Application Process.
2013-14 Quarterly LHIN Reporting
2013-14 Quarterly LHIN Reporting User Guide
SRI Community Sector Quarterly Report - Orientation Session
2013-14 Quarterly LHIN Reporting Orientation Presentation
See Integrations in the WWLHIN for details about our commitment to integration, requiinformation and resources for health service providers considering voluntary integrations, and a list of completed integrations in our LHIN.