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Guelph Health Care system – Working together to support the community

As the community continues to fight COVID-19, it’s important not to overwhelm our Health Care System. Guelph Family Doctors and Nurse Practitioners have day-time appointments and after-hours clinics over the holidays to support your urgent care needs. Guelph FHT clinics are OPEN for IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL appointments. Your local Health Care Providers are working harder than ever before as we face this next phase of the …

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Guelph Wellington OHT releases strategic priorities for next three years

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Looking to address fragments in the current health care landscape, the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team (GW OHT) has released its 2022-25 Strategic Priorities, which place focus on improving health care through a collective and integrated approach. The priorities were identified through consultation with the GW OHT’s community, health, and social service …

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Guelph General CEO takes over as lead for regional COVID response

April 26, 2022 – First order of business was supporting provincial order to prolong mask requirements for high-risk settings Guelph General Hospital’s president and CEO, Marianne Walker has taken over the role as hospital lead for Waterloo Wellington’s COVID-19 response. Her appointment follows the recent departure of St. Mary’s General Hospital’s Lee Fairclough. “I’d like …

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Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team calls for the public’s support during sixth wave of COVID-19

April 22, 2022 – The Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team (GW OHT) is urging residents to do what they can to limit the spread of COVID-19 Members of the GW OHT (including area hospitals, primary care, long-term care, and community health services) are experiencing high rates of absenteeism and staffing shortages. The sixth wave of …

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Amid the pandemic, Guelph health-care providers have quietly worked on a drastic Ontario overhaul

March, 21, 2022 – ‘It’s getting them outside of their organizational silos and really focusing them around the patient.’ Just a few months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Ontario moved forward on a plan to transform how health care is delivered in the province. Under the new mandate, Ontario would …

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Groves Memorial Community Hospital and North Wellington Health Care Join the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team

June 28, 2021…Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) and North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) have officially joined the Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team which will now be known as the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team (OHT). Ontario Health Teams are being developed across the province to provide a way of organizing and delivering care that …

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Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team helping support partnerships to address COVID-19 outbreaks

Friday,  May 15 – GUELPH —Guelph and area healthcare partners are celebrating the end of four COVID-19 outbreaks at retirement and long-term care homes in Guelph and area thanks to strong partnerships among local healthcare organizations and leadership from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. COVID-19 was the first major test for core partners that comprise the new …

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Local healthcare providers, social service partners, patients and families gather to discuss the creation of the area’s first Ontario Health Team

Monday, Sept. 30 – GUELPH – Today, health care leaders and their social service partners, patients and families gathered Monday at the Elliott Community to find out more about the development of the area’s first “Ontario Health Team” (OHT). Attendees also had a chance to share their thoughts about the plan and learned how to …

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