Our local health care system is about to go through a seismic transformation. Two weeks ago, the provincial government announced Northumberland was chosen to be one of 24 pilot programs to completely overhaul the way health care is delivered to us. The new model is called an Ontario Health Team.
The phrases that keep coming up in all the announcements focus on several keys: collaboration, patient care, and better navigate the system. All of it with the goal of improving the outcomes and addressing wait times and hallway medicine – the two clichés often associated with the issues facing the overstressed health care system.
To figure out what all this means to us in Northumberland I am pleased to devote this entire show to talking to several people who are directly involved in the application to become an Ontario Health Team and execution of this new model.
Originally aired: Dec. 20, 2019