Dec 02, 2020

By Christine Ross

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In an effort to protect hospital capacity during the pandemic, and curb hallway medicine, the province has announced more than $115 million dollars to improve home care.

“Today’s announcement is going to support 850 patients with high complex care needs to get the services they require while expanding virtual care options for patients across the province,” remarked Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Minister Elliott says patients could be entitled to 11 hours of care per day with a personal support worker or nurse.

The Premier explained his absence at the daily briefing yesterday..saying he “zapped his back out” and gave a shout out to those who reached out to him.

Premier Doug Ford calls this new approach game changing.

“These are patients who no longer need to be hospitalized and who can receive the extra support they need in the comfort and safety of their own home,” said Ford.

The province will add more capacity in hospitals, provide 484,000 nursing and therapy visits and approximately 1.4 million personal support worker hours.

For more information, visit the province’s website

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