Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Province Investing in New Withdrawal and Treatment Program at St. Leonard’s
Brantford, ON – Aug 9, 2017
Ontario is expanding the addiction treatment program at St. Leonard’s Community Services in Brantford to reduce wait times and improve access to high quality addiction supports.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Dave Levac, MPP for Brant, to announce that the province is investing in a new Residential Withdrawal Management and Addiction Treatment Program at St. Leonard’s Community Services.
This new program will enable St. Leonard’s to add around-the-clock care for individuals receiving services while staying on site, in addition to their existing day treatment program and other services and supports.
Programs for withdrawal management and addiction treatment at St. Leonard’s are tailored to the needs of each individual receiving care, including care specific to the withdrawal process. More people that are receiving services at St. Leonard’s will be able to access symptom monitoring and supportive counselling, while capacity for post-care support such as motivational counselling and ongoing health assessment related to withdrawal issues will also be increased.
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.
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