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Bracebridge Mayor Says New Healthcare Announcement Inspired By Muskoka's MAHST Project

Posted: 2019-02-27 09:31:23 By: hbr

Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith says he’s pleased to hear the announcement on health system transformation yesterday by Minister of Health & Long Term Care, Christine Elliott.

Smith says the new direction taken by the government, focusing on patient-centred care delivered by health teams, was the central premise of the Muskoka and Area Health System Transformation (MAHST) project in Muskoka, that brought its report forward in 2017.

Smith says this transition is the perfect moment to bring municipal governments into the conversation on healthcare and service delivery. Collectively we contribute $2.1B annually to the health system.

“We are the eyes and ears of our communities and their thoughts,” he said.