FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2022
HAGERSVILLE – The Ontario government is providing $973,500 to Haldimand Family Health Teams Inc. to help more patients in the community access primary care services such as family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and other frontline professionals.
“Our government made a commitment to improving access to primary care services for our most vulnerable patients,” said Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk. “Through this funding we are ensuring that patients have access to the care they need when they need it, right here in the Haldimand area.”
This funding is part of the government’s investment of $6.2 million across 32 primary care teams to improve access to primary care in high needs communities across the province. These interprofessional primary care organizations and nursing stations bring together a diverse group of health care professionals to help meet the individual and often complex needs of patients.
“Our government is committed to ensuring Ontarians have access to primary care when and where they need it,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This funding will benefit vulnerable Ontarians in communities across the province as we continue building a better, connected health care system focused on the needs of patients.”
Inter-professional primary care teams help patients with their specific health care goals and needs. This investment will help improve access to comprehensive, inter-professional primary care for thousands of vulnerable patients, including Indigenous people, seniors, and individuals with complex or chronic conditions.
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]