Ontario Announces Ontario Health Team in Oxford

WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is announcing the approval of a new Ontario Health Team in Oxford. Ontario Health Teams are a new way of delivering care that brings together health care providers and organizations to work as one coordinated team to improve patient outcomes.

“I’d like to congratulate Sandy Jansen and the members of the Oxford and Area Ontario Health Team for all the work they’ve done to bring the Ontario Health Team model to Oxford,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This wraparound model will ensure that residents in Oxford get more comprehensive health care.”

In its first year, Oxford and Area Ontario Health Team will focus on improving care for people with multiple chronic conditions in order to reduce the number of readmissions to hospital.

“Going forward, over 30 organizations will work together, with one vision, to provide the very best health care to the patients in our communities,” said Sandy Jansen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll and Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. “Patients will experience better communication between their care teams and a system that is far easier to navigate.”

The Oxford and Area Ontario Health Team is one of 13 new Ontario Health Teams recently approved by the province along with $2.4 million in direct funding support. With the addition of 13 new teams, the province now has a total of 42 teams which will cover over 86 per cent of the province’s population at maturity.

Through an Ontario Health Team, patients will experience easier transitions from one provider to another, including, for example, between hospitals, home care providers or long-term care homes, with one patient story, one patient record and one care plan. As Ontario Health Teams mature, patients and families will also have access to 24/7 navigation and care coordination services.

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Media inquiries:

MPP Ernie Hardeman

Constituency office

(519) 537-5222