Proposed Ontario Health Teams will transform how local care is provided under sweeping changes coming into effect as part of Conservative health care reform
Hamilton and Burlington organizations want to be among the first to adopt a major overhaul of the health care system by the Progressive Conservative government.
Health and social service agencies have banded together in each city to put forth separate applications to create Ontario Health Teams (OHT), which are expected to oversee dramatic changes in how local care is provided.
Both proposals got the go-ahead Thursday to move to the next stage in the application process to form the first OHTs in the province.
“I don’t think anybody at the table is sitting there because they think the whole thing is broken,” said Paul Johnson, who is representing the city in Hamilton’s proposed health team. “They are sitting at the table because they see such opportunity.”
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