Thirteen new Ontario Health Team’s designed to provide better care to patients are receiving funding to the tune of $2.4 million.
The Province describes the teams as a new way of delivering care by bringing together health care providers and organizations to more quickly respond to COVID-19 and bring an end to hallway health care.
“Today’s investment will not only help our province respond more effectively to the current global pandemic, but it will also help us end hallway health care and build a better, patient-focused health care system for the future,” says Premier Doug Ford. “While these new teams will provide better support for more Ontarians, we won’t stop until every person and every community in Ontario has access to this new improved model of care.”
Ontario Health Teams are designed to allow patients to more easily transition from one provider to another with one patient record and one care plan.
The addition of more teams brings the total number to 42 across the province, covering more than 86 per cent of Ontario’s population at maturity.
“While still in its early stages, Ontario Health Teams are already breaking down long-standing barriers to better connect care for both patients and our frontline heroes,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott. “These teams have demonstrated remarkable responsiveness to the COVID-19 outbreak by helping to address challenges in a variety of areas, and they are essential to building a connected health care system centred around the needs of patients.”