February 26th, 2010 by

LHINs criticized at ROMA Conference in Toronto

Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks took a beating during a session at this week’s  Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference.

Bancroft Mayor Lloyd Churchill says he’s never been at a conference where there was so much “negativity” about an organization.    At least 20-people spoke against the LHINS, citing lack of community involvement…and the fact six of the14-chief administrative officers have walked off the job.  Churchill says many people think they’re not getting their money’s worth.   Hastings County CAO Jim Pine says the county has a good  relationship with the LHIN, but there’s concern across the province about how they’re operating.