Betty-Lou Kristy, the Chair of the Minister's Patient and Family Advisory Council, assisted in the review process for selecting the new Ontario Health Teams and will provide ongoing advice to all teams. Meaningful engagement and partnership with patients, families and caregivers is a key requirement for Ontario Health Teams to ensure they achieve the goal of improving the way that Ontarians experience the health care system.

"As the health system changes and evolves, it is critical that new approaches to health care focus on what patients really need," said Ms. Kristy. "Ontario Health Teams can be part of the solution and improve how patients are treated throughout their health care journey. I look forward to supporting these teams to build a connected system centred on patients, their families and caregivers."

The new approach will improve patient outcomes and support Ontario’s response to COVID-19. Read the full story on the Ontario Government website.