Parry Sound North Star published March 29, 2022
Written by Sarah Bissonette
On any given day, Valarie Stanley watches members of area’s older residents tackle Mount Everest, explore the streets of Paris or sit in a garden while never leaving Parry Sound and, for some, remaining in their wheelchairs.
Public Health Grey Bruce published March 25, 2022
Written by Denis Langlois
The Peninsula Family Health Team has gone above and beyond to ensure every eligible person in Northern Bruce Peninsula who wants the COVID-19 vaccine can get it.
Sudbury Star published March 24, 2022
The City of Lakes Family Health Team has received $68,721 from Ontario’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Recovery program to support virtual primary care.
The funding will be used to “optimize access to virtual care for patients at all City of Lakes Family Health Team’s (FHT) clinic in Sudbury, Chelmsford, Walden, and Val Caron,” the group said in a release.
TBS News watch article published March 15, 2022
By Gary Rinne
THUNDER BAY — The Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic is looking to expand its client base, and its facilities, after receiving word of an increase in its base funding from the Ministry of Health.
The $753,000 increase will enable the clinic to hire two more nurse practitioners, two health professional support staff and two office workers.
NorfolkToday.ca article published March 11, 2022
By Ashley Taylor
The Ontario government is providing $973,500 to Haldimand Family Health Teams to help more members of the community access primary care services.
This funding is part of the government’s investment of $6.2 million across 32 primary care teams to improve access to primary care in high needs communities across the province.
With the announcement on February 14th that the government is moving to the next phase of reopening on February 17th, now more than ever it’s important to keep the pressure on ensuring more Ontarians get vaccinated. Thank you again for all your hard work in supporting your patients and community in all aspects of the pandemic efforts, while also managing the critical work of keeping your doors open for primary care.
AFHTO learned in fall 2021 that only people with a valid Ontario driver’s license could renew their OHIP card online. Most people who could not drive needed to go in-person to a ServiceOntario office.
This was particularly concerning as many people without a license are not in this position by choice. A disability that prevents some people from driving can make in-person renewal difficult at any time. And in a pandemic, going to crowded ServiceOntario offices exposes people to even further risk.
Originally posted Mar. 23, 2020. Last updated February 9, 2022 *NEW*
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The Georgina Post article published January 21, 2022
By Mike Anderson
Clinic Director Beth Cowper-Fung and her GNPLC staff were literally jumping for joy after Health Georgina Chair Steve Jacobson officially handed over the keys last week to their new building at 21071 Dalton Rd. in Jackson’s Point.
“We’re just so excited to be in the new building,” said Cowper-Fung. “This has been a long time coming.”