Health Minister Committed To Carry On Justice Campbell's Work To Better Protect Ontarians' Health



    Campbell's Thorough Investigation of SARS Has Led To Unprecedented Public
    Health Reforms

    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - Health and Long-Term Care Minister George
Smitherman vowed the McGuinty government will ensure Justice Archie Campbell
leaves a lasting legacy through strengthening public health and better
protecting Ontarians and health care workers as recommended in his reports
following the SARS outbreak in Ontario.
    "Ontario has lost a brilliant man who was dedicated to serving the public
good," Smitherman said. "Justice Campbell's thorough, insightful and unbending
work in investigating the outbreak of SARS in the province four years ago has
helped our government make unprecedented public health reforms."
    "His legacy will be a better-prepared provincial government that can
respond more effectively to the next public health emergency, ensuring the
safety of Ontarians and health care workers," Smitherman added.
    Justice Campbell, who died yesterday at the age of 65, released his third
and final report on the SARS outbreak last January. He was too ill to attend
the release of that report which explores the SARS crisis and future public
health emergencies, and makes recommendations focusing, in particular, on
health care worker safety and strengthening the public health system.

    This news release, along with other media materials, such as matte
stories and audio clips, on other subjects, are available on our website at:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca under the News Media section.
    For more information on achievements in health care, visit:
www.resultsontario.gov.on.ca.

    Disponible en français.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: David Spencer, Minister's
Office, (416) 327-4320; David Jensen, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,
(416)314-6197; Members of the general public: 1-866-532-3161

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