The Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT) was one 158 Ontario teams that submitted an application to the Ministry of Health for consideration. Of those submissions, 31, including Guelph, were invited to the next step and submit a full application by Oct. 9. So far, 17 healthcare organizations* in Guelph and surrounding area have become core members of the new Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team (Guelph and Area OHT).
In developing our submission, numerous engagement sessions have been held over the past number of months involving patients, families, persons with lived experience, clinicians and other health care providers. From those meetings, the first two local priority populations were identified – palliative care and mental health & addictions.
The Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT) is, in part, funded through support from the Ministry of Health.
*Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team Core Partners
Canadian Mental Health Association WW
East Wellington Family Health Team
eHealth Centre of Excellence
Guelph & Area Physician Association
Guelph Community Health Centre
Guelph Family Health Team
Guelph General Hospital
Homewood Health Centre
ARCH-HIV/Aids Resources Community Health
Bayshore Home Health
CBI Home Health
Closing the Gap Healthcare Group
Dunara Homes for Recovery Inc.
Family Counselling & Support Services GW
Guelph Independent Living
Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services