TORONTO, March 4, 2022—On behalf of Ontario’s doctors, the Ontario Medical Association thanks Christine Elliott, the deputy premier and minister of health, for her years of public service and leadership within the health-care sector, particularly throughout the pandemic.
“During one of the greatest health crises of our time, Minister Elliott remained focused on the safety and well-being of Ontarians,” said Dr. Adam Kassam. “We are grateful for her leadership, support and commitment to physicians and the health-care system as we continue to work together to care for our patients across the province.”
Elliott has led many initiatives to build a patient-centred system. Among the minister’s accomplishments is Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence — a central agency to help build a co-ordinated and improved mental health and addiction system for Ontarians.
“This agency has become even more critical as Ontario recovers from the pandemic and is just one example of the lasting impact Minister Elliott’s contribution will have,” said OMA CEO Allan O’Dette. “Ontario can’t have a strong economy without a strong health-care system. Minister Elliott’s commitment to making Ontario’s health-care system the best it can be, will serve Ontarians well for years to come.”
The OMA and its members wish the minister Elliott all the best as she pursues her next chapter.
The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000-plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.
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