Health care cash reaches SW Ontario

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Seven new initiatives to help connect people to primary health care teams are part of $6.4-million investment by the province.

According to news release from the Ministry of Health the goal of the funding is to connect more than 23,000 people to primary care teams in Chatham-Kent, Lambton County and the London region.

The plans include a new mobile bus to connect Indigenous people in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex with Indigenous-led, culturally relevant primary care services in person and virtually.

New mobile primary care services are also in the works for Chatham-Kent, which will include clinics for respiratory and diabetes management, cancer screening and traditional healers to help provide culturally appropriate care.

Other initiatives in this project include expanding the reach of services in London, Tillsonburg, Elgin County and in Lambton County.

Chatham-Kent–Leamington MPP Trevor Jones said the announcement will “positively impact” the lives of more than 23,000 Ontarians.

“These initiatives underscore our commitment to enhancing health-care accessibility and promoting holistic well-being across Ontario,” said Jones in a media release, “ensuring that individuals receive the care they need, where they need it most.”

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