Joint Ontario Health Team submission moves forward as “Innovative Model”
Joint Ontario Health Team submission moves forward as “Innovative Model”
Posted on 07/26/2019
Joint Ontario Health Team submission moves forward as “Innovative Model”

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is one of multiple partners working together to develop an Ontario Health Team for a Regional Specialized Care Team for Vulnerable Populations in Central Ontario.  

The partners are:
•        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County
•        Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe
•        County of Simcoe Long Term Care and Seniors Services, Health and Emergency services
•        Dr. Rob Meeder, Pediatrician
•        Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Indigenous Interprofessional Primary Care Team
•        New Path Child and Youth Mental Health Services
•        North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network
•        Patient/Client and Family Council
•        Pine River Institute
•        Waypoint, including North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services

The goal for Ontario Health Teams is to bring healthcare service providers together in a more integrated way. Following a self-assessment submission in May, the Regional Specialized Care Team for Vulnerable Populations in Central Ontario received notice from the Ministry of Health that this group is one of a small number of providers who have been categorized as an Innovative Model.  The government will work with the group to determine what opportunities there are for this regional specialized care team to support Ontario Health Teams locally in the Simcoe County/Muskoka region and more broadly across the province with services or information.

Further information will be shared in the coming months as the development process continues.  You can learn more about Ontario Health Teams here: www.ontario.ca/page/improving-health-care-ontario