The Honorable Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, will visit Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the opening of RVH’s new Simcoe Muskoka Child and Youth Mental Health program.
Following the celebration, Minister Coteau will host the official ribbon ceremony and take a brief tour of the Child and Youth Mental Health Inpatient unit. Members of the media are invited to attend both the celebration and the tour.
The new regional program will feature an eight-bed inpatient unit which will care for 300 troubled young people each year, as well as a comprehensive day program which will provide an additional 3,000 outpatient visits annually. North Simcoe Muskoka is currently the only region in the province without a hospital-based mental health program for youth in acute crisis.
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