Planning a new Ontario Health Team to care for specialized populations
Planning a new Ontario Health Team to care for specialized populations

Collaborating with other agencies to ensure patients are receiving the best care available has always been a goal at Waypoint. Under the new Central Ontario Regional Ontario Health Team for Specialized Populations, this will continue. 

Waypoint is partnering with ten agencies to provide specialized person-centred care for vulnerable people with highly complex needs, and their families and caregivers. 

Deemed an innovative model under the Ontario government’s new Ontario Health Team (OHT) plan for health care system transformation, the partners will build on their specialized services with a focus on trauma support, mental health and addictions including children and youth, seniors health services and end of life care. The priority is to move forward on building capacity for child and youth mental health and addiction, expanding capacity for care of frail seniors, and providing culturally safe services for Indigenous peoples. 

Central Ontario Regional Ontario Health Team partners:

* Alzheimer Society of Simcoe
   County
* Canadian Mental Health
   Association Simcoe County
* County of Simcoe Long Term
   Care & Seniors Services, Health
   & Emergency services
* Dr. Rob Meeder, Pediatrician
* Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin
   Indigenous Interprofessional
   Primary Care Team
* New Path Youth and Family
   Services
* North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice
   Palliative Care Network
* Patient/Client and Family Council
* Pine River Institute
* Waypoint Centre for Mental
   Health Care including the
   Specialized Geriatrics Services
   (SGS)