Integrated Health Service Plan 

The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), with its partners, is working towards its vision for the Northwest: 

Healthier people, a strong health system – our future.

  • We have a plan to achieve this vision called the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) which: 
  • Provides an assessment of local health care needs and existing health services in Northwestern Ontario; 
  • Identifies priorities for health system improvements in our region; and
  • Sets out plans to address these priority health care issues. 

We have reviewed and revised our third IHSP (2013-2016) into a new plan for 2016-2019 to be sure our priorities and initiatives stay current. The North West LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019 is posted here.

Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019  IHSP IV

Each IHSP is based on information gathered through data analysis and significant community engagement with residents and health care professionals. Advice is provided to the LHIN through our community engagement activities and education sessions, roundtables and our many Advisory Teams. 


North West LHIN IHSP 2016-2019 Released February 1, 2016 

The IHSP IV aligns with the strategic goals and vision for Ontario’s health system outlined in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. In addition, the IHSP IV reaffirms the North West LHIN’s commitment to continue advancing the North West LHIN Health Services Blueprint introduced in 2012 that focuses on greater integration of services, better health outcomes, and quality improvement to enhance the care experiences of patients, residents, caregivers, and families. 

Over the next three years, the North West LHIN’s IHSP IV will continue to build an integrated health care system through four priorities: 

  • Improving the Patient Care Experience 
  • Improving Access to Care and Reducing Inequities 
  • Building an Integrated eHealth Framework, and 
  • Ensuring Health System Accountability and Sustainability 


Integrated Health Service Plans 

IHSP IV (2016-2019) 

Full PublicationNews Release | Supporting Documents 

IHSP III (2013-2016)

Full PublicationSupporting Documents | IHSP III Accomplishments 

IHSP II (2010-2013) 

Full Publication |  Supporting Documents 

IHSP I (2007-2010) 

Full PublicationSupporting Documents