Ontario government promotes digital health strategy, which includes video visits and online bookings

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 13, 2019 7:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says in about two years, patients will…

Ontario government starts merging health agencies, fires nine LHIN executives

TORONTO – Ontario is starting to merge the province’s major health agencies such as Cancer Care Ontario and eHealth under one umbrella and firing the CEOs of nine Local Health Integration Networks. The province’s 14 LHINs and six health agencies…

Hundreds protest Ontario health-care funding in downtown Toronto

Hundreds of people ranging from health professionals to patients gathered in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday to protest the Ontario government’s approach to health care. “Once you lose something it’s really hard to get it back, so that’s why…

Ontario announces new $60M facility for brain and mental health at Sunnybrook

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Monday the government will be investing $60 million to support the construction of a new “state-of-the-art facility dedicated to brain and mental health.” The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre will be built at…

Ontario government to ban vaping ads at gas stations, convenience stores starting Jan. 1

The Ontario government has announced it will ban advertisements and promotion of vaping products at places like gas stations and convenience stores. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said the hope is the ban will dissuade teens from vaping amid growing…

Ford government gives small and medium-sized hospitals more funding

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 17, 2019 11:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario is giving small and medium-sized hospitals across the province more money to…

Ontario government names adviser for consultations on public health amalgamations

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 10, 2019 11:54 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario has appointed a special adviser to lead cross-province consultations on the government’s…