Ontario’s hospitals lead the country in doing the most with our health care funding. They have a long history of working with government to responsibly manage health care spending and to make every dollar count. Ontario has the fewest beds and lowest per capita hospital funding in the country. Compared to the average of the other provinces, Ontario's government spends $401 less per person on hospital care each year.
But there are few cost savings left to be found. As the population ages and grows, demand is increasing every year. To protect access to care, hospitals and front-line health care professionals need government funding so they can continue to deliver the safe, high-quality care that Ontario's patients rely on every single day. They also need the government to make changes and cut red tape to reduce costs over time.
To keep up with the needs of our growing and aging population, protect access to front-line hospital care and avoid decreases in services or staff, Ontario’s hospitals need a funding increase of 3.45% this year. They also need the government reduce the red tape that prevents hospitals from working together with other health care providers and ensure Ontario’s patients have access to the right mix of hospital, long-term home and community care. This will create a stronger health system for patients and families, and reduce costs over time.