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Province invests $1.2 Million to improve access to primary care
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Province invests $1.2 Million to improve access to primary care

Posted: 2024-02-20 06:59:33 By: thebay

MPP Graydon Smith announced $1,264,686 in funding  helping to bolster interprofessional primary care teams across Parry Sound-Muskoka on Friday, as part of a broader $110 million investment aimed at linking up to 328,000 individuals with primary care teams.

- The Algonquin Family Health Team received $559,799, facilitating connections for over 1,200 patients in Huntsville and Dorset.

- The Sundridge and District Medical Centre secured $327,237, facilitating connections for approximately 1,200 unattached patients.

- The Burk’s Falls Family Health Team got $290,000, paving the way for connections for around 2,200 patients.

- The Wasauksing First Nation secures $87,650, enabling connections for approximately 400 patients.

MPP Graydon Smith of Parry Sound-Muskoka emphasized that this funding will substantially bolster primary care capacity in the region, benefiting around 5,000 residents. This investment aims to expedite access to healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurse practitioners, ensuring timely care and alleviating pressures on emergency departments.