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Public Health Restructuring

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Public Health Restructuring


The Grey Bruce Health Unit will join with Perth District and Huron County Health Units as part of the restructuring of public health, as identified in the 2019 provincial budget. By April 1, 2020, a new, as yet un-named, regional public health entity will be formed comprised of Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth Counties governed by an autonomous board of health.

As a regional health entity with a population under a million, the cost-sharing arrangement with municipalities will shift to 70 % provincial / 30 % municipal, effective April 1, 2019, and stay at that level. Opportunities have been identified for one-time funding for this budget year to transition to the new funding formula.

This restructuring, along with other aspects of public health, are subject to legislative change and further consultation over the coming months.


Backgrounder: Bruce Grey Huron Perth Regional Health Entity


For more information:

Drew Ferguson

Grey Bruce Health Unit

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext.1269

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