Ontario’s Government for the People is investing in urgently-needed mental health and addiction services and engaging with health care leaders, front line staff and people with lived experiences to address the critical gaps in the province’s mental health care system.
Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at St. Michael’s Hospital to announce the first wave of direct mental health and addictions funding which includes adding more than 50 new mental health beds at 12 hospitals across Ontario.
“Ontario’s Government for the People is committed to ensure that each dollar goes directly to services that will make a significant difference to patients,” said Elliott. “This immediate investment will help lower wait times for those in need of inpatient mental health and addictions treatment.”
Read the news release here
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
December 19, 2018