Ontario government expands Telehealth resources to curb COVID-19 outbreak.

Province moves to decrease Telehealth wait times

The Ontario government is taking further action to decrease wait times on the province’s Telehealth lines.

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, made a joint announcement Monday on the social services sector’s Response to COVID-19.

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The statement said the government and Telehealth are working together with the registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario to “identify support from its 44,000 registered nurse members.”

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The Province has already moved to increase resources to reduce call wait times. They have deployed almost 130 nurses for symptom assessments and referrals among callers who request a callback at Telehealth.