Toronto, January 31, 2017 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) presented its recommendations for the 2017 Ontario Budget to the Minister of Finance, Hon. Charles Sousa, in support of a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario.
“Health research is a necessity, not a luxury. It is foundational work that enables evidence-based decisions about the health system, drives discoveries that improve care for patients today and tomorrow, and fuels Ontario’s innovation and knowledge-based economy” said Karen Michell, Executive Director of CAHO. “Ensuring this strong foundation requires stable, ongoing investment in health research and appropriate funding of Ontario’s hospitals.”
CAHO’s pre-budget submission offers five recommendations for Budget 2017 that foster an innovation and knowledge-based economy and support Ontario’s leadership in building a patient-centred, sustainable health system:
Read CAHO’s 2017 pre-budget submission: click here.
CAHO research hospitals create capacity, invent the future of healthcare and generate a healthier, wealthier and smarter Ontario. Read about the impact of investment in health research: click here.
The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 24 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. Collectively, we provide advanced patient care services, train the next generation of health care professionals, and conduct leading-edge research to discover tomorrow’s care today. As connectors in the system, we create capacity and generate a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario. For more information, visit www.caho-hospitals.com.
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