The Perth District Health Unit and the Huron County Health Unit are proceeding with amalgamation, after a funding request for amalgamation support was approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
“This is a significant undertaking and represents an opportunity to better serve our communities together,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Perth County Medical Officer of Health. “It is full steam ahead with the approval of both boards and the ministry, and with a plan and funding in place.”
“The ultimate goal is to improve the delivery of service in both Huron and Perth,” says Tyler Hessel, Chair of the Huron County Board of Health.
A transition team, consisting of staff and board members from both boards of health, will now lead the work of amalgamation.
The transition has a completion date of January 1, 2020. The two boards will remain operational until such time as a new amalgamated board is appointed.