Minister announces opening of Wise Elephant FHT in Brampton

October 29, 2010

Family Health Teams from Wave 4 are beginning to move into the "fully operational" stage of their development.  Health Minister Deb Matthews visited Wise Elephant FHT in Brampton to celebrate its opening with lead physician Dr. Sanjeev Goel and staff.  One of Dr. Goel's long-time patients enthused about how the practice has grown into a "one-stop shop" for meeting his health care needs. “The Wise Elephant Downtown Brampton Family Health Team will be able to provide increased access to care for over 9,000 people within the next five months. Family Health Teams are providing high quality care and services that are patient-focused across the province.” – Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care "The services provided by the doctors, nurses and all the team members at the Wise Elephant Family Health Team will improve access to care for families across Brampton. The team will be an invaluable resource for this community for many years to come.” – Vic Dhillon, MPP Brampton West "As a new Family Health Team, our focus will be on keeping our patients and their families healthy.  By pulling together the expertise and services of family doctors and interdisciplinary health care professionals we are better able to meet the unique needs of our patients and improve access to high quality healthcare in Brampton. " – Dr. Sanjeev Goel, Lead Physician, Wise Elephant Downtown Brampton Family Health Team