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  • Ontario Appoints Investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System

    Ontario has appointed Dr. Tim Rutledge as an investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS), to review the hospital's operations and ensure it is delivering the best possible care to patients and families in the region.

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  • Ontario Providing More Support for Patients at Baycrest

    Ontario is improving access to key services and upgrading vital infrastructure at Baycrest Health Sciences -- including replacing the high voltage distribution and emergency power generation systems -- to ensure that patients continue to receive high-quality health care. 

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  • New Supports to Help People in Ontario Quit Smoking

    Ontario is providing free nicotine replacement products to people leaving hospital, and investing in new programs across the province to help people quit smoking and stay healthy.

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  • Calorie Amounts Coming to Ontario Menus Beginning January 1st

    As the new year begins, Ontario is making it easier for people to make informed and healthy choices about what to eat when dining out or purchasing ready-to-eat meals to take home.

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  • Shingles Vaccine Free for Ontario Seniors

    Ontario is reminding seniors who are turning 65 in 2017 that, starting January 1, they will be eligible to get the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving them approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy.

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  • Keep Your Food Safe This Holiday Season

    Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding people to follow safe food practices this holiday season. Whether you're baking goodies for friends or cooking entrées for family, Dr. David Williams suggests these four safe food-handling tips:

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  • Ontario Proposes New Three-Year Plan to OMA

    Today, Ontario shared with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) a proposed three-year plan that would improve patient access to care, provide more support for family physicians, and build stability into Ontario's health-care budget. 

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  • Ontario Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department in Midland

    Ontario is marking the official ground-breaking of the next phase of emergency department renovations at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, which will reduce wait times, improve access to care and meet the growing needs of patients and families in the Midland area.

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  • Ontario Introduces Legislation To Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients

    Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, further protect patients in Ontario and keep them healthy, including strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional. 

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