Improve health care, change lives and build healthy communities.
Health care in Ontario is at an exciting turning point. In the past 10 years, the system has improved in a number of meaningful and exciting ways. Countless front line providers, nurses, porters, volunteers etc. have put their heart and soul into providing great care every day. However, we still hear from residents and clinicians that the system is too hard to navigate, there are gaps, etc. There is still an enormous opportunity to improve the health and well-being of all our neighbors, whether they are family, friends or members of the community who are marginalized or disadvantaged. The residents in Waterloo Wellington want us to take the system to the next level. They are asking all of us to be leaders.
I’m Bruce Lauckner and, like you, I wear many hats; as a husband, father, soccer coach, community advocate and CEO of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, I feel a great sense of responsibility for our local health system and for the vitality of our communities. True improvement in the health system requires partnership between many people. I deeply believe that we have an outstanding community of leaders – in health care, private industry, education, government, social services and in our local residents – who share in my passion for improving the health and well-being of the people in Waterloo Wellington.
That is why I’ve started this blog. To share my thoughts about the current state and future direction of health care, to celebrate the great work being done across Waterloo Wellington and to collaborate with others to make the necessary improvements to ensure everyone in Waterloo Wellington has the best health outcomes possible.
My vision – and hopefully yours – is for changed lives and healthy communities. It is possible and we can make it a reality if we lead together.