Southlake, Georgina, and NYSS OHT Partner

MPP Caroline Mulroney was front and centre for the signing of a new and historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Town of Georgina, Southlake Regional Health Centre and the Northern York South Simcoe Ontario Health Team (NYSS OHT), who have now joined forces to improve local health and wellness.

“Since being elected to represent the great people of York-Simcoe, bringing healthcare closer to home for families has been a top priority. Today’s announcement reflects a strong partnership in our community to deliver care to those who need it most,” said Caroline Mulroney, “Our government will continue to explore innovative and creative healthcare solutions for residents and their families as we build up our healthcare system for the next generation.”

Central to the MOU’s shared goals is the pursuit of a new healthcare facility in Georgina to provide a suite of services based on the most pressing needs of the community.

The new MOU outlines five shared areas for collaboration:

  • Health Facilities and Resources
    • Increase health-oriented service capacity through the development of new facilities and resources in Georgina, as well as the expanded use of existing spaces to increase access to care
  • New and Expanded Health and Wellness Programs
    • Improve health equity by increasing access to inclusive, evidence-informed programs and services that meet Georgina’s current and future needs
  • Advocacy and Community/Partner/Provider Engagement
    • Collaboratively pursue and advocate for support and investments from funders and decision-makers at all levels of government
  • Data Sharing
    • Working together to inform shared pursuits that leverage each organization’s information and insights, while upholding all applicable privacy requirements
  • Research and Innovation
    • Explore joint partnerships with academic institutions to bolster research that informs literature and advances knowledge and standards for leading edge care

Up to $210,000 is being invested by the Town of Georgina to help implement and advance the MOU’s shared goals. The funding will support MOU administration through a dedicated Project Lead at Southlake.

“This is a massive step forward to improving healthcare services in Georgina,” said Mayor Margaret Quirk. “Council will be modifying the Health Care Strategy and Action Plan approved in 2024 in order to expedite advancing access to health care in our growing community. This is extraordinary news for all residents as well as future generations in our community. We welcome this commitment by Southlake and the NYSS OHT to enhance health and wellness in Georgina.”

To learn more about this partnership, visit: https://southlake.ca/news/southlake-georgina-nyss-announcement/