The Niagara Region has been experiencing an increased demand for emergency health services, which places non-sustainable demand on available resources. Niagara Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) engaged in strategic program development to address low acuity mental health and addictions calls in the community. This resulted in Welland McMaster FHT’s 2018 Bright Lights-nominated program - Mental Health and Addictions Response Team (MHART).
AFHTO members have identified follow-up after hospitalization as a key area of focus for better patient outcomes. Delivering timely, team-based follow-up is also an important way to demonstrate the value of primary care teams to Ontario's health system.
The Lindsay Advocate article published on December 7, 2018 By Bert Lauwers A costing by the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team has revealed that the team has saved the health care system more than $700,000 since 2014 through its emergency room and after hours clinic diversion prog
Sarnia This Week article published December 4, 2018 By Sarnia This Week Four doctors from the Central Lambton Family Health Team (CLFHT) were honoured in November, given a prestigious designation by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognizing the outstanding contributions the doctors made to the field of family medicine. Dr.
CBC News article published on November 27, 2018 By CBC News A clinic in a small northwestern Ontario town is enjoying some recognition after taking a chance on an unusual approach to opioid prescription. For the past several years, the Marathon Family Health Team, located in Marathon, Ont., has required urine drug tests of every patient prescribed opioids for chronic pain.
Access to PDF Flyer for Espanola & Area FHT RAAM Clinic Espanola & Area Family Health Team has implemented a new program to enhance services offered at their clinic. The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic serves those with substance abuse issues, primarily addictions to opioids and alcohol.