Ontario Community Health Study
Forum Research periodically surveys Ontarians about health-related
issues in a study we call the Ontario Community Health Study. This study relates to Ontarians’ satisfaction with their hospitals.
The majority of patients or family members are finding their
visits to their local hospital to be a helpful, and positive experience. At the
heart of it, people feel strongly about the care they’re receiving, and the way they’re receiving it.
While the majority have not donated to their local hospital,
most say that they would be likely to do so in the future.
When it comes to the quality of care, the largest category
of respondents rated the healthcare received as excellent, and almost three
quarters rated the care as good or better.
You don’t need a neurosurgeon to tell you that healthcare
system doesn’t get the funding it needs to fully operate. You know it, we know
it…but the good news is, most Ontarians know it too. In better news, more than
three quarters know that the reason hospitals fundraise is to support equipment
and initiatives not paid for by the government. Additionally, more than
two-thirds think the government should increase its funding to hospitals, which
provides a very broad base of support for a campaign to increase base funding.
Ontarians are pretty happy with the healthcare system. Happy
patients mean giving patients, with more than 8 in 10 that said they were
somewhat satisfied or very satisfied also said they would be very likely to
donate to their local hospital in the future. Ultimately, Ontario’s healthcare
system gets a clean bill of health from its patients and they’re likely to
recommend it to their friends and family.
Please click the button below to review the detailed results of this Ontario Community Health Study.