Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Grand Opening of the New Wellness and Recovery Centre – Mental Health & Addictions, in Grey Bruce

Brightshores Health System has announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Wellness and Recovery Centre – Mental Health & Addictions. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on June 7, attended by distinguished guests including Ann Ford, President & CEO of Brightshores Health System, the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Sylvia Jones, Honourable Minister Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, and Rick Byers, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.

The Centre is a 45-bed facility that is a significant expansion of our regional health care services and provides a safe environment for individuals in need of support and management of their substance use and mental health concerns. The treatment philosophy focuses on providing holistic care that will address all social determinants of health and stages of change.

The facility offers unique cultural and identity features, including Indigenous art and sacred spaces, access to Elders, and beds designated for Indigenous and transgender clients. Clients’ treatment plans will be tailored to their specific needs. Programming offers a wide variety of services to ensure clients can be supported at each stage of change.

Board Vice Chair, Deb Pope shares that “it is through partnerships and community efforts that we are here today, and I am confident this facility and the dedicated staff who work here will make a real difference in the lives of many. Congratulations to the entire Grey Bruce community!”

Ann Ford, President & CEO of Brightshores Health System said, “Today marks a significant milestone in our mission to provide exceptional care to the Grey Bruce community. This facility embodies our commitment to mental health and addiction services, ensuring that our patients receive the support they need. We are grateful to the Ministry of Health for their support and to everyone who made this vision a reality.”

Naomi Vodden, Director of Mental Health & Addictions, Brightshores Health System added, “As we open our doors today, we are filled with pride for the work that our staff and community have done to make this facility a reality. The Wellness and Recovery Centre has equity at its core and will create an opportunity for patients to experience innovative treatments in a kind, supportive environment no matter where they are on their recovery journey.”

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