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…

Long-term care waiting lists will grow despite additional new beds: Ontario’s fiscal watchdog

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 30, 2019 12:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says long-term care waiting lists will continue to grow even…

Ontario government seeks feedback on expanding prescription powers for nurses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 21, 2019 2:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – The Ontario government is asking the public to weigh in on the idea…

Changes to OHIP take effect: What you need to know

Changes to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) are now in effect, leaving several services unfunded for coverage. Those changes come after recommendations from a physician-led group reviewed coverage for OHIP insured services. In August, the group delivered 11 recommendations…

Toronto’s Board of Health urges provincial changes to boost vaccination amid protests

Toronto’s Board of Health has voted to recommend provincial action to amp up immunization rates in spite of opposition from a small but vocal contingent of anti-vaccine protesters. Dozens of protesters gathered in the rotunda at City Hall to oppose…

Toronto report asks province to consider removing philosophical, religious immunization exemptions

A report from Toronto’s chief medical officer is calling on the province to consider not allowing parents to seek immunization exemptions for religious or philosophical reasons in a push to address issues around vaccine hesitancy. Erica Vella reports.

Ontario government to partly fund dialysis for travellers after program cancellation outcry

TORONTO – Ontarians with kidney failure will get some funding for dialysis services while travelling abroad, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Thursday, following concerns over the cancellation of provincial out-of-country health insurance. The government announced earlier this year that it…

Federal government criticizes Ontario for eliminating out-of-country health insurance

TORONTO – Canada’s health minister says the Ontario government’s plan to eliminate out-of-country health insurance could jeopardize access to necessary medical care. Ginette Petitpas Taylor says in a letter to her Ontario counterpart Christine Elliott that the policy will lead…