TORONTO, January 6, 2017 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO), which represents Ontario’s 24 Research Hospitals, encourages the federal and provincial governments to negotiate a collaborative agreement on the future of the Canada Health Transfer.
In Ontario, research hospitals have a four-part mandate to provide advanced patient care services, train the next generation of health professionals, conduct cutting-edge research and build capacity as system connectors. CAHO member hospitals are grateful for investments in health research from both the federal and provincial governments, but for health research to be sustainable, they need a fiscally sound health care system. Over the last five years, despite significant funding challenges, our member research hospitals have continued to deliver on their mandate of caring for the sickest patients of today and inventing the future of health care for the patients of tomorrow. However, this is not sustainable in the long-term.
We recognize that all governments are operating in a demanding fiscal climate, but encourage the federal and provincial governments to work together to determine a path forward that increases the investments in strategic focus areas today, while also supporting the foundations that will keep our health system sustainable for tomorrow and generations to come.
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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