Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives say they want to get rid of regional organizations and bureaucrats that dispense public dollars for local health care.

They argue that the 14 Local Health Integration Networks and the Community Care Access Centres don’t work and are run by provincial appointees.

Instead they want to hire more doctors and nurses and turn 30 to 40 existing hospital corporations into “health hubs” run by volunteer boards who will decide where the money goes.

The Tories say they also want to accelerate patient-centred funding, where hospitals will get money for every service they perform.

They also want to reduce the size of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and make it responsible for provincial health system planning, funding and quality control.