Media Advisory - Improving Access To Family Health Care And Emergency Room Performance - Technical Briefing

    TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - A technical briefing will be held on the Ontario
government's plan to improve access to family health care and emergency room
performance and new initiatives, including Health Care Connect and the public
reporting of time spent in the ER.
    Participating in the technical briefing will be Dr. Alan Hudson,
Provincial Executive Lead, Access to Services and Wait Times; Dr. Joshua
Tepper, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Human Resources, Ministry of Health
and Long-Term Care; Dr. Michael Schull, Director of Emergency Medicine at
University of Toronto and Expert Panel Lead, ER Wait Times; and Dr. Kevin
Smith, President and CEO of St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamiltonand Expert
Panel Lead, Alternate Level of Care.

    DATE:     Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    TIME:     10 a.m.

    LOCATION: MacDonald Block
              Second Floor, Severn Room
              900 Bay Street

                                                      Disponible en français

For further information:

For further information: Steven Erwin, Minister's Office, (416)
326-3986; Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416)

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