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  • Ontario Launching Consultations to Improve Dementia Care

    Ontario is launching consultations across the province to help develop a new dementia strategy, which will improve access to quality care for people living with dementia and boost support for those who care for them.

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  • Ontario Making Shingles Vaccine Free for Seniors

    Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving eligible seniors approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy.

    News Release | Health and Long-Term Care

  • Ontario Funding New Children's Hospice Beds in Toronto

    Ontario is increasing its annual investment in Emily's House by $625,600 to support the opening of four new children's palliative care beds in Toronto.

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  • Minister Hoskins' letter to OMA


    August 25, 2016


    Virginia M. Walley, MD

    Ontario Medical Association

    150 Bloor St. West, Suite 900

    Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C1


    Dear Dr. Walley,

    I am writing in reply to your recent open letter with respect to physicians' compensation. 

    Statement | Health and Long-Term Care

  • Ontario Supports New Community Health Hub in Trenton

    Ontario is supporting the development of a new community health hub in Trenton to bring services together to better meet the needs of patients in the Northumberland-Quinte West area. Once complete, the community health hub will benefit patients by providing more integrated services closer to home, including:

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  • Ontario Funding New Palliative Care Hub in Alliston

    Ontario is committing to invest up to $1.05 million annually in Matthews House Hospice, once construction of its new 10-bed care hospice is completed.

    News Release | Health and Long-Term Care

  • Ontario Investing Additional $10 Million to Enhance Behavioural Supports Program

    As committed in the 2016 Budget, Ontario is enhancing annual funding to the Behavioural Supports Ontario program by $10 million to better meet the needs of seniors with challenging and complex behaviours associated with dementia, mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions. 

    News Release | Health and Long-Term Care

  • Ontario Funding Four New Hospice Beds in Brantford

    Ontario is increasing its annual investment in Stedman Community Hospice by $420,000 to support the opening of four new palliative care beds.

    News Release | Health and Long-Term Care

  • Ontario Investing in Palliative Care in Vaughan

    Ontario is committing to invest $1.05 million annually in Hospice Vaughan, once construction of its new 10-bed care hospice is completed. 

    News Release | Health and Long-Term Care

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