I would carry on supporting and participating in the Barrie Health accord. The accord see’s the five prime caretakers of our city (the City of Barrie, County of Simcoe EMS, SMDHU, RVH, and the Barrie Police Service) working together to better address the root causes driving our emergency responses.
Covid has highlighted how quickly critical elements of our city such as schools, teachers, Long Term Care facilities, health care workers, PSWs, nurses, and doctors can be overwhelmed. I commit to holding the province to its commitments to better the conditions experienced.
I will ensure council becomes fully engaged in Physician Recruitment efforts.
I will advocate with the Province for greater supports for Mental Health and Autism related care.