Diagnostics Services for Long-term Care Residents

The Ontario government is connecting long-term care residents to faster and convenient access to diagnostic services such as x-rays and ultrasounds.

To start, the province is partnering on pilot projects with Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie to increase access to more diagnostic services for long-term care residents, including assessment, diagnostic testing and timely interpretation of their results.

Building on this, the province will work with partners such as hospitals and community labs on a broader provincial plan to provide faster and more convenient access to care for all long-term care home residents across Ontario. This will include finding creative and innovative ways to connect residents with services inside their long-term care home, instead of travelling to a hospital or clinic.