Enhancing online information for local physicians – The new www.halton.ca/physicians

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting our local physicians at Halton’s Physician Appreciation dinner. The dinner is held in honour of Physician Appreciation Week as a token of thanks for the contributions physicians make each and every day. Our local physicians strengthen our community and are one of the key reasons Halton is a wonderful place to call home.

Achieving the best possible health for our citizens is one of the key priorities for Halton Region, and we recognize we can’t do this alone. We work every day with physicians and other health care professionals in our community to offer programs, engage residents in active, healthy lifestyles, and provide consistent, quality health information.

Physician web

Of course one of the key ways we provide health information is through our website, and over the past few years, we’ve been focused on increasing the interactivity of our site and improving the content we make available to our residents and professionals in the community. This includes the recent launch of our new physician-targeted web pages at www.halton.ca/physicians.

This section of our site has been completely revamped to provide more targeted and timely public health information to physicians to help them in the everyday care of their patients. It also informs physicians about the range of local services and resources available by the Health Department and other organizations who support their patients outside of the doctor’s office.

The new section of the site is easier to navigate, more visually appealing and will be kept up to date with the latest health information. The pages also link to our physician recruitment section targeted to new physicians who may be looking to set up practice here in Halton.

We hope the new online tools will benefit the work physicians do every day to make Halton Region the best place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

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