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  • Ontario Government Investing in Brockville General Hospital Expansion

    BROCKVILLE — In communities across Ontario, hallway health care continues to seriously challenge hospitals, leaving patients waiting too long to access the care they need. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is investing $27 billion over the next 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects to build additional capacity and help end hallway health care.

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  • Ontario Government Expanding Cancer Care Treatment in Hamilton

    HAMILTON — Patients battling cancer in Hamilton are waiting too long to access life-saving treatments. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is expanding local access to stem cell transplants as part of its commitment to invest $27 billion over the next 10 years in building hospital infrastructure.

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  • Protect Yourself from Tick Bites

    Toronto — The Government of Ontario is encouraging people across the province to take precautions when spending time outside to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease. 

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  • Ontario Successfully Concludes Mental Health Week and Children's Mental Health Week

    For too long, Ontarians have struggled on their own to navigate a disconnected and fragmented mental health and addictions system. Ontario's patients and families deserve timely access to the mental health and addictions services they need, when and where they need them.

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  • Ontario Adding More Mental Health and Addiction Services in Communities Across the Province

    TORONTO — Ontario's mental health care system is disconnected, making it difficult for patients and families to get the care and services they need. This leaves many vulnerable Ontarians to navigate a confusing system on their own and access timely mental health care only when in crisis. Too many Ontarians wait too long for the mental health and addictions services they need. This fragmented approach to care is failing Ontario's families and is simply not good enough.   

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  • Ontario Puts Patients at the Centre of an Integrated Health Care System in Durham Region

    AJAX — Across Ontario, in communities like Durham, care is too fragmented, with patients, families and caregivers left to navigate their own way through the health care system with limited information. Digital tools lag and care options have not kept pace with the growing technological sophistication of Ontarians. Care providers are discouraged from working together as a team in support of better patient outcomes.

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  • Ontario Passes Legislation That Puts Patients at the Centre of an Integrated Health Care System

    TORONTO — Across Ontario, care is too fragmented, with patients, families and caregivers left to navigate their own way through the health care system with limited information. Patients experience frequent gaps in care and are asked to reiterate their health concerns over and over. Digital tools lag and care options have not kept pace with the growing technological sophistication of Ontarians. Care providers are discouraged from working together in teams in support of better patient outcomes.

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  • Government Investing $27 Billion to Help End Hallway Health Care

    TORONTO — Hallway health care is a significant problem that continues to strain Ontario's hospitals and health care system. Across Ontario, too many patients are left waiting too long for the care they need. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is taking a major step forward in its plans to end hallway health care by investing $27 billion over the next 10 years in essential hospital infrastructure projects across the province. These investments will build critical frontline care capacity by creating more than 3,000 new hospital beds. 

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  • Ontario Taking Next Step in Building a Connected Public Health Care System for Patients

    TORONTO — Ontario's Government is putting patients at the centre of the new integrated health care system. The government is moving forward on its commitment to building a modern and connected public health care system by providing detailed guidance to health care providers and organizations on the process involved in becoming an Ontario Health Team.

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  • Ontario Continuing to Build a Connected Mental Health and Addictions Treatment System

    Ontario's Government for the People is putting patients at the centre of our integrated health care system. As part of this commitment the Government of Ontario is ensuring those struggling with drug addiction can connect with full wrap-round supports for treatment and rehabilitation services, by approving 15 Consumption and Treatment Services sites in communities with high need and will continue to accept applications from interested organizations.

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  • Ontario Focusing OHIP+ Benefits On Those Who Need Them the Most

    Ontario is moving forward with changes to OHIP+ to ensure people and patients are at the centre of our health care system. These enhancements will dedicate resources to the people who need them the most. 

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  • Ontario Continuing to Strengthen the Public Health Care System with More Support for Ontario Seniors

    MARKHAM — Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility, Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Paul Calandra, MPP for Markham-Stouffville, at Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre in Markham to announce 16 additional long-term care projects that will add 1,157 new beds in facilities across Ontario. 

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  • Ontario Building on Plan to Connect Public Health Care System for Patients

    TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, moved one step closer to fulfilling the government's commitment to a connected, sustainable public health care system centred around the patient, by announcing the early slate of the Ontario Health Board of Directors. 

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  • Ontario's Government for the People to Break Down Barriers to Better Patient Care

    TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario's long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system by focusing directly on the needs of Ontario's patients and families.

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