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Niagara Health is committed to the highest standards of openness and transparency in everything that we do.

In this section, you will find information on our Board of Directors, executive contracts, executive expenses, and more.

About Hospital Accountability

Ontario’s hospitals operate in one of the most demanding healthcare accountability systems in all of Canada. Virtually every aspect of hospitals’ performance is regularly subject to external, independent scrutiny. Hospitals have initiated or played a key role in shaping most of their stringent accountability measures. Some of Ontario transparency efforts include:

Embracing the tenets of both the Excellent Care for All Act and the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, hospitals continue to enhance quality, transparency and accountability in a variety of ways.

  • Accountability Agreement

    Hospital Service Accountability Agreement View Hamilton Niagara Haldmand Brant Local Health Integration Network and Niagara Health System Hospital Service Accountability Agreement below. Hospital Service Accountability Agreement
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  • Accreditation Report

    Quality, safe patient care is a top priority for Niagara Health, and our teams are always looking for ways to enhance the services we provide. For the third consecutive time, Niagara Health has earned the highest accreditation rating – Accreditation with Exemplary Standing  – following a recent evaluation of all of our programs and services against national standards. [BUTTON_PRIMARY][Read t...
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  • Annual Reports

    Annual Report 2022-23 View Report Overcoming - Annual Report 2021-2022 Download Report Courage and Hope - Annual Report ...
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  • Attestation

    Attestation related to compliance with reporting on use of consultants, lobbyist rules, expense claim and procurement directive. Hospitals are required to submit attestations indicating compliance with the following requirements of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act: Completion and accuracy of reports required on the use of consultants; Compliance with the prohibition on engag...
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  • Executive Expenses

    Niagara Health is committed to being open and transparent with its stakeholders and the general public. Further to the hospital’s commitment is our compliance with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 directives to hospitals in respect of reporting requirements under the BPSAA . This act received Royal Assent on December 8, 2010, and was created to strengthen and reinforce accoun...
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  • Financial Statements

    Niagara Health publishes its audited financial statements every year as part of our financial accountability and responsibility to the community. Financial Statements Financial Statements 2022-23 Financial Statements 2021-22 Financial Statements 2020-21 Financial Statements 2019-20 Financial Statements 2018-19 Financial Statements 2017-18 Financial Statements 2016...
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  • Salary Disclosure

    The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 requires all organizations that receive public funding of at least $1 million to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more a year. Niagara Health is a regional healthcare provider with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based services. Our team is made up of more than 7,...
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  • Health Equity Report

    Niagara Health commissioned this report to support the implementation of our Strategic Plan by embedding health equity principles in the way we work and care for patients. This will strengthen our patient-centred culture, ensure equitable access to care and help build a collaborative and inclusive workplace. The report includes a current state analysis as well as specific recommendations. [...
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  • Review of Niagara Health’s Physician Group

    Niagara Health commissioned a third-party independent review after the Medical Staff Association brought forward allegations of systemic discrimination within our physician group. While the report – conducted by Rubin Thomlinson LLP – didn’t make any factual findings on the allegations, it did identify opportunities for improvement within our clinical governance, policies and processes. A worki...
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