What are Ontario Health Teams?
Ontario Health Teams are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients and their local communities. Under Ontario Health Teams, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care.
The intent of the Ontario Health Team model is to alleviate constraints and allow providers to deliver better, faster, more coordinated and patient-centred care. For more information, check out our resources section, or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website.
Year One Focus
Kawartha Lakes OHT will focus initially on enhancing coordinated care and services for seniors 65 years and older who:
- Live alone or have a poor support network
- Are frail, with complex medical needs or are cognitively unwell
- Have been hospitalized within the last year
As the work of our team evolves, the population we serve will expand – eventually coordinating all care and services within the City of Kawartha Lakes.