Niagara Sub-Region

Highlights

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

  • Lowest percentage of people who are satisfied with their health care (75%)
  • Highest percentage of people who report French as their mother tongue (5.4%)
  • Highest percentage of people age 65+ (20.5%)

Population: 382,759

  • 5.4% Report French as mother tongue
  • 2.5% Identify as Indigenous
  • 20.5% Age 65+
  • 8.4% Rural population

Health Services

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5.6 Primary care physicians per 10,000 people

  • 213 Primary care physicians
  • 5 Family Health Teams
  • 12 Family Health Groups
  • 14 Family Health Organizations/Networks
  • 4 Community Health Centres
  • 0 Aboriginal Health Access Centres

37 Home and Community Care Service Providers*

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

2 Hospitals

  • 7 Sites

27 Long-Term Care Homes

  • 3,070 Beds
  • 85 Beds per 1,000 people age 75+

1 Hospice

1 Public Health Unit

Health System Performance

13.3%
Alternate level of care (ALC) days
27,021 days 
6,345
Emergency department (ED) visits for conditions best managed elsewhere
18 per 1,000 people
1,479
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)
17.1%
Repeat unscheduled ED visits within 30 days for mental health conditions
948 ED visits; 596 people
24.9%
Repeat unscheduled ED visits within 30 days for substance abuse conditions
575 ED visits; 288 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.