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December 15th, 2023
Province providing funding to support Alternative Level of Care and Patient Flow initiatives
Atikokan — The Ontario government is providing $32,500 in funding to support the Alternative Level of Care (ALC) and Patient Flow initiatives in Atikokan.
This investment is part of the $131 million one-time funding that is used to reduce ALC cases and support patient flow from hospitals to more appropriate settings.
“This funding from the Ministry of Health is imperative to help support Ontario’s new innovative models of care”, said Kevin Holland, MPP for Thunder Bay – Atikokan. “The funding will be used by the Atikokan Hospital to assist with a program to divert patients by leveraging current Community Support Services. This will enable people to stay at home instead of being hospitalized and help remove some of the pressures on our hospitals and emergency rooms.”
These initiatives were launched in 2022-23 to support health system and recovery, with current projections show a reduction of approximately 2200 ALC cases by the end of this fiscal year.