ONTARIO’S GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE IS REDUCING WAIT-TIMES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE

Published on December 21, 2018

Following last week announcement of Hon. Christine Elliott to reduce Wait-Times for Mental Health and addiction care in #Ontario, the Trillium Health Partners, The Credit Valley Hospital in the riding of #MississaugaErinMills received the funding for 7 beds. Here is the announcement and the tour for the seven new beds in the Emergency Department. Our Government with our leader FordNation are working hard #ForThePeople to end hallway healthcare. #PromiseMadePromiseKept

[Mississauga, ON] — Ontario’s Government for the People is investing in urgently-needed mental health and addiction services in Mississauga and engaging with health care leaders, front line staff and people with lived experiences to address the critical gaps in the province’s mental health care system.

As part of the first wave of direct mental health and addictions investment, Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital is receiving $542,080 in funding for this winter. 

“Ontario’s Government for the People is committed to ensuring that each dollar goes directly to services that will make a significant difference to patients,” said Sheref Sabawy MPP for Mississauga – Erin Mills. “This immediate investment will help lower wait times for those in need of inpatient mental health and addictions treatment.”

Today’s announcement is part of the government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive mental health and addictions strategy. 

“We were happy to hear the Minister’s announcement on mental health. This funding will have a significant impact on people in our community struggling with mental illness this winter,” said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners. “It will mean that they are able to get faster access to the care they need when they need it the most and allow us to help get them on the road to recovery.”

Our government is also engaging with health care leaders, subject matter experts, sector partners and stakeholders, health service providers and people with lived experience to identify mental health and addiction needs across the province. 

“These discussions will help inform decisions as we move forward with finally building a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system in Ontario,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. “Our government is committed to an Ontario where patients don’t need to be in crisis to get the mental health and addictions treatment they need, when they need it. We will continue to make mental health a priority and work toward creating an Ontario where everyone is fully supported in their journey toward mental wellness.”

“These new dedicated inpatient beds address the critical need to provide further access to mental health and addiction treatment in our community,” said Sharon Lee Smith, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton LHIN. “The commitment expands service capacity in the Mississauga Halton LHIN and supports our focus on quality care, with the well-being of patients, families and the community in mind.”