Ontario Delivering More Convenient and Connected Care in York Region

Local Investments connect people to paramedics and ambulance services faster

NEWMARKET — The Ontario government is making investments in York Region to connect local residents and families to faster, more convenient public health services and emergency care in their communities.

To connect people to emergency care faster and increase the availability of paramedics and ambulances, Ontario is increasing land ambulance funding for York Region by over seven per cent, bringing the province’s total investment in the region this year to over $50.4 million.

Ontario is also providing funding of nearly $65 million this year in York Region to help local public health providers cover increased costs, allowing them to focus on building a robust local public health sector that provides more convenient access to public health services that protect and promote the health and well-being of the community.

“With the Your Health plan, our government continues to make it easier for residents and families to access care closer to home, including right here in Newmarket-Aurora and in York Region as a whole,” said Dawn Gallagher Murphy, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and MPP for Newmarket-Aurora. “These local investments build on the bold and innovative actions taken to date and make sure our communities in the region will continue to have the health care they need now and into the future.”

Read more here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1003518/ontario-delivering-more-convenient-and-connected-care-in-york-region