Dundas Family Medical Group has been a part of the Hamilton Family Health Team since April 2011.
ABOUT THE HAMILTON FAMILY HEALTH TEAM
The Hamilton Family Health Team (HFHT) located in downtown Hamilton, serves part of the Local Health Integration Network 4 (LHIN 4 Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant) region and is the largest Family Health Team in Ontario.
The Hamilton Family Health Team includes:
150 Physicians serving approximately 280,000 patients
135 Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
21 Registered Dietitians
73 Mental Health Counsellors
These clinicians work together in a collaborative environment using various tools and resources to get patients the care they need and keep them healthy.
IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The vision of the HFHT is simple - to build “a healthier Hamilton”. To achieve this vision the HFHT is focused on providing collaborative primary health care options that are both exceptional and comprehensive, and that will significantly improve the health and quality of life of individuals within the local community.
How does the Hamilton family Health Team improve the health care system?
By helping doctors and other members of the team use their time more effectively, so practices can provide high-quality care to more patients
By increasing access to care through extended hours and Telephone Health Advisory Services to improve continuity of care and help ease the strain on emergency services
By providing the supports family doctors need in order to be able to accept new patients, so more people will have a family doctor
By building partnerships between different parts of the health care system, for example, between family doctors and community organizations such as hospitals and CCACs, so services are better co-ordinated across the system
By making the system more flexible, so each community can tailor services to meet their specific needs by using health care dollars as efficiently as possible