Hospital Sector

Almost one half of Ontario OTs are employed in the hospital sector. The areas of care range from acute care to inpatient rehabilitation and continuing care units to Ambulatory Centres, Day Programs and Specialty Clinics.

Current Issues


OSOT continues to monitor and be actively involved in both the advocacy and translation of issues which involve the practice of OT. 
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health Care Action Plan (pdf)

  • The Ontario Hospital Association is the voice and representative for Ontario hospitals. The OHA provides frequent updates and reports on current issues in the hospital sector. 

  • The Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (ECFAA) received Royal Assent on June 8, 2010, is now law and affects virtually every aspect of a hospital’s quality agenda. 

  • Current State Review of Outpatient Rehab Services – Ontario Acute and Rehab Hospitals and Recommendations – September 2011 (pdf) - Document by OSOT, OPA, Orthopaedic Expert Panel , Bone & Joint Health Network. 

  • ALC/ER Strategy – Outlines Ontario’s Wait Times Strategy –Emergency Room and Alternate Level of Care.

Practice Resources


Teams and Networks