This spring the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) asked Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) to provide leadership in the area of chronic kidney disease (CKD) management in Ontario. The CKD community has expressed the need for greater coordination, performance measurement tools and information systems that capture and report on CKD against clear goals and targets.
CCO is currently leading the development of a provincial CKD network – Ontario Renal Network – that builds on our track record in leveraging improvements to access, quality of care and outcomes in cancer care. We believe these same principles have broader applications and benefits for other chronic diseases.
The Ontario Renal Network, supported by local renal lead teams, and enabled through CCO’s leadership and resources, will manage the development of provincial CKD planning, governance, standards setting, performance reporting and incremental funding.
Our involvement in chronic kidney disease management does not change CCO’s mandate. CCO remains committed to ensuring all Ontarians have access to high quality cancer care across the province. The work we are undertaking in CKD will be resourced independently of cancer.
Patients are our first priority. We continue to make progress on the goals outlined in the Ontario Cancer Plan to improve cancer services for Ontarians.
For more information on this new initiative, please visit Cancer Care Ontario's website.