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Mental Health Service Transfer Now Complete

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Mental Health Service Transfer Now Complete

McGuinty Government Supports Local Solution For Mental Health Services

Ministry of Health

The divestment of the provincially-run Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene (MHCP) to the new board of Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene Corporation is now complete -- keeping services and jobs in the community.

This move includes transfer of both the provincial maximum secure forensic and regional mental health programs and services to the public hospital system.

The North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) now assumes its planning and funding role for specialized mental health services in the region.

Quick Facts

  • The province began divesting provincial psychiatric hospitals in 1998.
  • MHCP is the 10th and last provincial psychiatric hospital to be divested to the public hospital system.

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“The delivery of mental health services and funding decisions will be made locally, ensuring that local needs are being met. In addition, patients in the province’s maximum secure forensic mental health program will continue to receive world-class care.”

David Caplan

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“This is an exciting day for us as we move into the mental health field. We will carry forward with the Catholic tradition of health care, continuing to make quality services available to all who need them.”

John Barrett-Hamilton

Chair, Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene Corporation

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