Niagara North West Sub-Region

Highlights

Compared to other HNHB LHIN sub-regions, the Niagara North West sub-region has the:

  • Lowest percentage of people who identify as Indigenous (0.8%)
  • Lowest percentage of alternate level of care days (7.9%)
  • Lowest percentage of repeat unscheduled emergency department visits within 30 days for mental health conditions (13.5%) and substance abuse conditions (15.3%)

Population: 63,433

  • 1.4% Report French as mother tongue
  • 0.8% Identify as Indigenous
  • 17.9% Age 65+
  • 33.2% Rural population

Health Services

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6.3 Primary care physicians per 10,000 people

  • 40 Primary care physicians
  • 2 Family Health Teams
  • 1 Family Health Group
  • 4 Family Health Organizations/Networks
  • 0 Community Health Centres
  • 0 Aboriginal Health Access Centres

22 Home and Community Care Service Providers*

  • 12 Community Support
  • 4 Supportive Housing
  • 6 Mental Health
  • 2 Substance Abuse/Problem Gambling
  • 2 Acquired Brain Injury
  • 1 Community Care Access Centre

1 Hospital

  •  Site

5 Long-Term Care Homes

  • 592 Beds
  • 119 Beds per 1,000 people age 75+

1 Hospice

1 Public Health Unit

Health System Performance

7.9%
Alternate level of care (ALC) days
1,998 days 
1,180
Emergency department (ED) visits for conditions best managed elsewhere
20 per 1,000 people
152
Hospitalizations for conditions that could be treated in ambulatory setting
per 1,000 people 
711
Average monthly number of patients waiting for long-term care 
(includes all of Niagara)
13.5%
Repeat unscheduled ED visits within 30 days for mental health conditions
79 ED visits; 56 people
15.3%
Repeat unscheduled ED visits within 30 days for substance abuse conditions
23 ED visits; 15 people

Sources and Definitions

For details about the above information, including sources and definitions, please review the Glossary.

*This information reflects only HNHB LHIN-funded service providers therefore additional services and providers may exist within the sub-region.