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  • Ontario Expanding End-of-Life Care in Durham

    PORT PERRY — Ontario is expanding compassionate palliative care services for patients and families in the Durham region as part of the government's plan to end hallway health care.

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  • Ontario Making Patios Dog Friendly

    UXBRIDGE — Ontario is giving consumers more choice and helping businesses stay competitive by reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens, while maintaining public health and safety.  

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  • Ontario Encouraging Families to Get Free Flu Shot

    TORONTO — As the cold weather approaches, Ontario is reminding everyone about the importance of getting their free flu shot to protect themselves from getting the flu and spreading it to others.

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  • Ontario Making it Easier for Food Banks to Help Those in Need

    TORONTO — Ontario is proposing changes to remove unnecessary barriers for food banks, not-for-profit organizations and charities involved in food donation and community feeding to make it easier to help people in need.

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  • Protecting Youth from the Dangers of Vaping

    Ontario is taking urgent action to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Starting January 1, 2020, the promotion of vapour products in retail stores will only be permitted in specialty vape stores and cannabis retail stores, which are only open to people aged 19 and over. 

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  • Ontario Investing in Health Care Research

    TORONTO — Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, was at Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's Hospital to announce nearly $6.85 million in new investments for 19 health research projects at four Toronto research hospitals. 

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  • Ontario Recognizing Outstanding Bravery of Paramedics

    TORONTO — Ontario is honouring paramedics from across the province with the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery. This award is given to paramedics who have displayed exceptional acts of courage — performed on the job or off-duty — in the face of grave, personal danger.

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  • Ontario Providing More Support for Hospitals

    TORONTO — Ontario is taking further action to end hallway health care by making increased investments in the province's hospitals.  

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  • Ontario Expanding Home and Community Care in York Region

    NEWMARKET - Ontario is making major investments to expand home and community care at Southlake Regional Health Centre as part of the province's plan to end hallway health care and build more capacity in York Region.

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  • Ontario Expands Support for Addictions Treatment in Kitchener

    Ontario's new Consumption and Treatment Services model saves lives by preventing overdose deaths and connecting people who use drugs to primary care, treatment, rehabilitation, mental health, and other health and social services. That's why Ontario continues to connect people to wrap-around supports through the approval of a community-led application for a new Consumption and Treatment Services site in Kitchener.

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  • Ontario Names Advisor on Public Health and Emergency Health Services Consultations

    Today, Ontario announced that Jim Pine, Chief Administrative Officer of the County of Hastings and former member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, will serve as advisor for renewed consultations on strengthening and modernizing public health and emergency health services. Pine will play a key role in facilitating productive discussions between the Ministry of Health and public health, emergency health and municipal stakeholders.

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  • Ontario Investing in Critical Hospital Improvements for Patients in Grimsby

    GRIMSBY — Many patients and families across the province are receiving care in aging hospitals that no longer meet modern health care standards and don't have capacity to meet growing demands. In response, Ontario is investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities like Grimsby to help end hallway health care.

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