Ontario launches pilot project for children and youth with complex needs IG News

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HAMILTON – Ontario is launching a pilot program at three children’s hospitals to provide more services to children with complex needs such as developmental and intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns.

The government says it is spending $97 million over three years on the project at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids’ Rehabilitation Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

The program aims to connect families with a team of health care professionals, including doctors, social workers, and behavioral counselors.

The team will then collaborate to offer services such as adjusting medications, implementing behavioral support plans, mental health assessments, and counseling.

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Hospitals and local agencies working with children and young people with complex needs are set to identify children who are eligible for the programme, and the government says families can also learn about it through their service providers. You can inquire.

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Health Minister Sylvia Jones says this new and innovative route to treatment will help care for children with complex needs.

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