Our thanks to Halton’s physicians

The week of April 30 to May 4, 2012 is Physician Appreciation Week in Halton. During this week, Halton Region and local hospitals recognize physicians for their contribution to our community. The week was originally designated in 2003 by the Halton Physician Recruitment program which aims to ensure that each and every resident in Halton has access to effective health services today and in the future. 

To achieve this goal, Halton works together with our Local Municipalities, physicians, local hospitals, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and others.

These efforts are paying off. Halton Region’s award winning Physician Recruitment program has attracted and retained a record number of physicians, helping to bring 160 new family doctors to Halton since 2003.

Healthy communities rely on accessible, quality medical care. Whether welcoming new life, treating daily health issues or performing life saving surgery, Halton’s physicians provide compassionate and professional care. It is in large part thanks to our physicians that we enjoy such a high quality of life in Halton.

During Halton Physician Appreciation Week, we join together as a community to say thank you to all of Halton’s dedicated physicians.

Our doctors help to make Halton a wonderful place to live, work, raise a family and retire. Thank you for making such an incredible difference, each and every day.

To see a list of newly recruited doctors who are accepting patients across Halton, visit www.halton.ca/newphysicians.

To find out more about Halton Physician Appreciation Week or Halton Region’s Physician Recruitment Program, contact Angela Sugden-Praysner, Physician Recruitment Coordinator, by dialing 311 or 905-825-6000, or visit www.haltondoctors.ca.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”