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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada
Appendix 2. Summary of changes to health regions, 2003 and 2005
Province Health regions 2003 Units Health Regions 2005 Units Comments
10 N.L. Community Health Regions
6
Regional Integrated Health Authorities (RHIAs)
4
- RHIAs came into effect March 1st, 2005
- boundaries unchanged for two regions and the other four regions have been collapsed into two. Name and code changes introduced.
11 P.E.I. Health Regions
4
Health Regions
4
- current restructuring by province will collapse four administrative areas into one. Data will still be presented by the four health regions for consistency.
12 N.S. Zones
6
Zones
6
- no change
District Health Authorities
9
- administrative areas that can be aggregated to zones for statistical purposes except for a small discrepancy
13 N.B. Health Regions
7
Health Regions
7
- no change
24 Que. Régions sociosanitaires
18
Régions sociosanitaires
18
- name changes only
- 2403 Québec becomes Capitale-Nationale
- 2406 Montéal-Centre becomes Montréal
35 Ont. Public health units (PHUs)
37
PHUs
36
- public health unit of Muskoka-Parry Sound (3545) no longer exists – territory divided in part to North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (3547) and part to Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (3560)
District health councils
16
LHINs
14
- LHINs came into effect on April 1, 2005 – boundaries were developed based on travel patterns of residents to acute hospital care.
46 Man. Regional Health Authorities
11
Regional Health Authorities
11
- no change
47 Sask. Regional Health Authorities
13
Regional Health Authorities
13
- no change
48 Alta. Regional Health Authorities
9
Regional Health Authorities
9
- change affecting boundary between Calgary Health Region and David Thompson Health Region
59 B.C. Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDA)
16
Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDA)
16

- no change

60 Y.T. Territory
1
Territory
1
- no change
61 N.W.T. Territory
1
Territory
1
- no change
62 Nvt. Territory
1
Territory
1
- no change