Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Ontario Investing in More Nurses, Social Workers and Dietitians Across the Province
Toronto, ON – Oct 16, 2017
Ontario is helping people access health care services closer to home in the Oakwood-Vaughan area, with a new clinic that will provide preventative care and social supports for people living in poverty, isolated seniors, vulnerable youth, non-insured patients and people with complex mental health issues.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at the future site of the Oakwood-Vaughan satellite clinic today to announce the province’s support for the new facility and highlight investments in more nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, physiotherapists and other health care professionals across the province.
The new clinic will help nearly 1,000 residents in the community with high needs access regular health services from a doctor, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, social worker and health promoter.
Ontario is making new investments to improve access to primary care across the province including:
•Additional funding for nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, physiotherapists and other health professionals
•New and expanded health care teams, which provide a teamwork approach to primary care
•Better coordination for complex patients through the Health Links initiative, which brings health providers together as a team to quickly connect care.
Minister Hoskins also announced that the province is increasing its investment in recruitment and retention of health care professionals across Ontario.
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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