Ontario connecting more patients to primary care Along North Shore  

By Rosalind Russell – The Ontario government is supporting the expansion of the Huron Shores Family Health Team, bringing primary care services from a variety of health care providers including mental health supports to more people along the North Shore. 

Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health says the investment will improve interprofessional primary care by adding positions to help provide home care, health education and other health care services. 

She adds with this investment, the Huron Shores Family Health Team has expanded its interprofessional care team by hiring two social workers, a physiotherapist, and three registered nurses who will provide in house and homebound care, as well as community outreach.  

Jones adds funding is also being provided to hire two nurse practitioners to support clinics experiencing physician shortages. 

The local team hopes to have those positions filled soon.

Photo: The North Shore Health Network is pleased to receive supports for new staff, especially in light of staff shortages for physicians in emergency. Two new nurse practitioners are expected to be hired soon. Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvie Jones made the announcement late last week. Photos provided by Ontario government. 

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