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Connecting local care

Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (OHT) is ‘in development’ and working toward becoming a designated Ontario Health Team for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Our mission is to coordinate and connect care to create a seamless experience for patients and families.

By putting the patient at the centre of our system, we aim to reduce confusion, support more efficient navigation between care settings, and help keep people healthier, for longer. 


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 in 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 below or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website here.