The Ontario government has announced the addition of 50 new mental health beds at 12 hospitals across the province.
The Dec. 19, 2018 news release stated the investment is the government’s “first wave of direct mental health and addictions funding” and comes the same day that the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care held a consultation session with members of the mental health and addictions sector.
CMHA Ontario was pleased to participate in the consultation session with our partners, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario and Children’s Mental Health Ontario. We look forward to ongoing discussion and collaboration with government as it uses its $3.9 billion commitment to improve the mental health and addictions system.
The new mental health beds are earmarked for:
- The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
- Niagara Health System, Niagara Region
- Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington
- Health Sciences North, Sudbury
- Providence, St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
- Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga
- Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket
- Bluewater Health, Sarnia
- Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston
- Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre, London
- St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay
Read the government news release.