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  • Ontario Funding Hospice Beds in Elgin Region

    ST. THOMAS — Ontarians nearing the end of their lives deserve the choice to receive end-of-life care at home or in the community in a comfortable setting. This is often not the case, with many patients still receiving palliative care in hospitals. That's why Ontario is committed to providing more appropriate and compassionate palliative care services for patients and families in the Elgin region.  

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  • Ontario Supporting Hospital Expansion in Uxbridge

    UXBRIDGE — Patients and families in growing communities like Uxbridge are receiving care in facilities with aging infrastructure and not enough capacity to meet growing demands. That's why Ontario is investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities across the province to add more beds and help end hallway health care. 

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  • Ontario Supporting Addictions Treatment and Recovery in North Bay

    NORTH BAY - Every year, 2.5 million Ontarians experience a mental health or addictions challenge. Ontario is joining Addictions and Mental Health Ontario to mark the province's thirteenth annual Recovery Month. This September, the government is building awareness, challenging stigma and recognizing the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities dealing with addictions.

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  • Ontario Expanding Home and Community Care Services

    TORONTO — Ontario is making major investments to expand home and community care to help end hallway health care and build more capacity in communities across the province. 

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  • Ontario Investing in New Community-Wide Project Aimed at Ending Child and Youth Suicide in Mississauga

    MISSISSAUGA - In Ontario, about 14 per cent of high school students reported having seriously contemplated suicide in the past year and about four per cent reported having attempted suicide. It's an issue that touches the lives of thousands of Ontarians and their communities each year. That's why Ontario is adding connected mental health services for children and youth in schools, communities and health centres.

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  • Appropriateness Working Group Submits First 11 Recommendations

    Toronto — Following months of collaboration and productive discussions, the Appropriateness Working Group (AWG) has submitted its first 11 recommended updates to tests and procedures that can be replaced with more modern and effective approaches. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, has accepted these recommendations on behalf of the government. These recommendations were also accepted by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).

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  • Ontario Bringing Key Health Services Together Under One Roof in the Ottawa Region

    ORLÉANS — In communities across Ontario, patients are waiting too long for care and finding it difficult to navigate a disconnected and confusing health care system. The Government of Ontario is investing in new, innovative models to create a better care experience for patients and to build more capacity within the health care system to help end hallway health care. 

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  • Ontario Improving Access to Timely Care for Patients in Crisis

    SARNIA - In emergency departments across the province, people in crisis are placed under police supervision, often for up to eight hours, until they are admitted under the guidelines set out by the Mental Health Act. Not only can police presence in a hospital be distressing for some patients, police officers are frontline resources that can be better used in their communities, serving the public and not waiting in hospitals. That's why Ontario is encouraging police services and hospitals to work together to improve transitions for patients.

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  • Ontario Launching Program to Fund Out-of-Country Dialysis Services

    Every Ontarian deserves the opportunity to safely travel abroad. That's why Ontario is launching a new program to fund out-of-country dialysis services, ensuring that Ontarians living with kidney failure can continue to have access to the care they need when travelling outside of Canada.

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  • Ontario Opening More Transitional Care Beds in the Greater Toronto Area

    TORONTO — Across Ontario, 15 per cent of patients needlessly remain in hospitals waiting to transition to another, more appropriate health care facility or provider. This creates unnecessary strain on the health care system and worsens capacity pressures in Ontario's hospitals. That's why Ontario is investing in innovative frontline care solutions to help end hallway health care. 

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  • Ontario Expanding Life-Changing Treatment for Patients with Essential Tremors

    TORONTO — Approximately four per cent of Ontarians aged 65 years and older are living with essential tremors—a condition that causes uncontrollable shaking that can make it challenging to complete simple tasks like fastening a button and drinking water from a cup. That's why Ontario is investing in frontline services and expanded treatment options to improve the quality of life for more Ontarians.

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  • Ontario Expanding Midwifery Services

    ST. JACOBS - With more than 140,000 babies being welcomed to the world each year in Ontario, families are looking for more options when it comes to choosing their care. That's why Ontario's Government for the People is investing in frontline care by expanding access to midwifery services across the province. 

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  • Ontario Investing in Expansion of The Ottawa Hospital

    OTTAWA — Hallway health care continues to be a serious challenge for hospitals across Ontario, leaving patients waiting too long for care in aging buildings that do not reflect the quality services delivered by Ontario's care providers. 

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