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  • Improving Access to Mental Health Services for People in Ottawa

    Ontario is expanding the mental health program at Queensway Carleton Hospital through the renovation of two floors and the construction of a new two-storey addition, increasing access to care and reducing wait times for people with mental illness in the Ottawa area.

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  • More Access to Midwifery Care for Ottawa Families

    Ontario is increasing access to midwifery care for families in Ottawa with the opening of a new midwifery practice group at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre.

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  • Ontario Appoints Investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System

    Ontario has appointed Dr. Tim Rutledge as an investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS), to review the hospital's operations and ensure it is delivering the best possible care to patients and families in the region.

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  • Ontario Providing More Support for Patients at Baycrest

    Ontario is improving access to key services and upgrading vital infrastructure at Baycrest Health Sciences -- including replacing the high voltage distribution and emergency power generation systems -- to ensure that patients continue to receive high-quality health care. 

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  • New Supports to Help People in Ontario Quit Smoking

    Ontario is providing free nicotine replacement products to people leaving hospital, and investing in new programs across the province to help people quit smoking and stay healthy.

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  • Calorie Amounts Coming to Ontario Menus Beginning January 1st

    As the new year begins, Ontario is making it easier for people to make informed and healthy choices about what to eat when dining out or purchasing ready-to-eat meals to take home.

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  • Shingles Vaccine Free for Ontario Seniors

    Ontario is reminding seniors who are turning 65 in 2017 that, starting January 1, they will be eligible to get the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving them approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy.

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  • Keep Your Food Safe This Holiday Season

    Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding people to follow safe food practices this holiday season. Whether you're baking goodies for friends or cooking entrées for family, Dr. David Williams suggests these four safe food-handling tips:

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