Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is trying to figure out some math involving the North East Local Health Integration Network. Fedeli says the LHIN continues to spend loads of money on administration and training but health services keep dropping.
Fedeli says the LHIN spent $75-million more on community –based care than it did five years ago. Despite this, the wait time to get in-home services increased to 76 days compared to 70 days last year. Fedeli adds the average wait time for the same service across the province is 48 days. Fedeli says the wait times for hip surgeries, knee replacements and MRI scans all missed their targets.
He adds when it comes to performance, the North East LHIN is at the bottom of the list across Ontario after missing 11 of 15 targets. Fedeli says all this is happening while the LHIN boosted administration costs by $200,000 including a $10,000 pay hike for CEO Louise Paquette who now earns $267,000.