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MAHC’s AGM features patient advocacy ombudsman Elliott as guest speaker June 19

BRACEBRIDGE — Christine Elliott knows her way around government and how to get in and out of trouble with bureaucracy.

Patient advocacy ombodsman Christine Elliott will talk about

Patient ombodsman Christine Elliott will talk about how her office works for patients to influence positive change in Ontario’s health care system

provide an overview of how her office works for patients to influence positive change in Ontario’s health care system

The former Progressive Conservative MPP for Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax (2006-2014) was deputy PC leader until 2014 when she stepped down after losing the leadership race (a second time) to Patrick Brown.

Now the trained lawyer and widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty is Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman.

She is the guest speaker Monday, June 19, at the annual general meeting of the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare.

It will take place at 7 p.m. at the Bracebridge Sportsplex Auditorium, 110 Clearbrook Trail.

On December 10, 2015, she was appointed by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins as Ontario’s first patient ombudsman.

Her duties will include acting on behalf of patients who have not had their issues resolved through normal complaint resolution processes.

She said, “Ensuring that patients in Ontario’s health-care system will now have a strengthened voice is a responsibility I am looking forward to taking on.”

A MAHC release says Elliott “has been a advocate for vulnerable people for many years.”

At the AGM, she will provide an overview of how her office works for patients to influence positive change in Ontario’s health care system.

In addition to the regular business meeting, the recipients of the 2017 Board Award of Excellence will be announced.

The public is welcome to attend.

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