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  • Joint Statement on Opioid Data


     The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario:


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  • Protect Yourself from Ticks This Summer

    As the first long weekend of the summer approaches, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, are reminding people in Ontario to be cautious and protect themselves from tick bites, especially when participating in outdoor activities during the warm summer months.

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  • Ontario Improving the Health of Mothers and Babies

    Ontario is supporting mothers and babies with new and expanded health care services, including more midwives, enhanced newborn screening and increased supports for vulnerable babies.

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  • Ontario Boosting Access to Primary Care for People Across the Province

    As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is helping more people across the province access teams of health care professionals, to ensure patients can receive comprehensive and personalized health care where they need it.

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  • Ontario Passes Legislation on Medical Assistance in Dying

    Ontario passed legislation today that will support the implementation of medical assistance in dying in the province by providing more protection and greater clarity for patients, their families, health care providers and health care institutions.

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  • Ontario Delivering High Quality Patient Care, Faster

    Ontario will invest an additional $518 million in public hospitals this year to provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.

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  • Naloxone Now Available In Over 200 Cities and Towns In Ontario

    Ontario is expanding access to naloxone, a life-saving drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose, by providing it free of charge to anyone in need in over 200 cities and towns across the province. 

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  • New Health Technologies Coming to Ontario

    Ontario is improving patient care through cutting-edge health technology by committing to provide grants for 15 new projects that will improve people's care at home and in their communities. 

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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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