The province has greenlit the West Parry Sound Ontario Health Team.
Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Health Minister made the announcement in Parry Sound on Friday alongside the region’s MPP Graydon Smith and local Health Officials.
Jones says this approval will not only bring coordinated care to our district but also marks a milestone for the province by achieving full provincial care with a total of 58 Ontario Health Teams.
“Ontario Health teams bring together a wide variety of healthcare providers from across health and community sectors, including primary care, hospitals, home and community care, and mental health and addiction services,” she says.
In addition, Jones says starting in April the province is investing up to $130.5 million to provide every Ontario Health Team with $2.25 million over three years to better coordinate people’s care by providing 24/7 help navigating the health care system.