Working together to keep Halton safe and healthy

The Halton Region Health Department works closely with doctors in our community to help enhance the health and well-being of Halton residents. From May 1-5, 2017, we will celebrate the 14th annual Halton Physician Appreciation Week on social media and through the local papers to formally acknowledge the ongoing commitment and dedication of our local doctors in keeping our communities safe and healthy.

PhysicianAppreciationHalton’s Physician Appreciation Week was originally launched as part of the Halton Physician Recruitment Initiative, an important program that works to bring family doctors to our communities. By working with each of our Local Municipalities, hospitals, doctors, clinics and community representatives, our Physician Recruitment Initiative has helped to recruit and retain more than 270 new family doctors to Halton since 2003. The program also supports hospitals by recruiting specialists, such as psychiatrists, pediatricians, emergency room physicians and hospitalists.

Through programs such as the Physician Recruitment Initiative, our goal is to enhance the quality of life for all people of Halton, today and into the future. Halton’s doctors play a significant role in achieving this vision. We are grateful that they have chosen to practice medicine in Halton! Thanks to our physicians, Halton is a safe and healthy community and a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire!

For a list of new doctors in Halton who are accepting patients, visit halton.ca/newdoctor or dial 311. To learn more about Halton Region’s Physician Recruitment Initiative, visit haltondoctors.ca.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.