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Ministry Status: Recovery

The ministry is resuming regular operations and supporting health sector stabilization.

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Hospital Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) Emergency Preparedness Program

In January 2005, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced funding in the amount of $13.5M over three years to equip all hospital sites that offer emergency/urgent care with a standardized package of CBRN supplies and equipment.

The principles of the program are :

  • Provincial standardization
  • Inter/intra-operability
  • Equipment purchases to be informed by experts in the field and appropriate to role of hospitals
  • Cost-effective
  • Opportunity for reimbursement for hospitals who have invested in equipment identical to that purchased by ministry
  • Consistent training provided across facilities: both in technical use of equipment and wider Ministry curriculum

This site will provide you with information on the types of supplies and equipment purchased for hospitals and the training program developed to support the program.

The Hospital CBRN Emergency Preparedness Program is delivered by the ministry's Emergency Management Branch. For further information on the program, please send us an email at emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca.

For More Information

Ministry of Health
Health System Emergency Management Branch
1075 Bay Street, Suite 810
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2B1
Fax : 416-212-4466
TTY : 1-800-387-5559
E-mail : emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca


Health workers and health sector employers can call the Healthcare Provider Hotline for more information
Toll free : 1-866-212-2272

CritiCall Ontario provides a 24 hour call centre for hospitals to contact on-call specialists; arrange for appropriate hospital bed access and facilitate urgent triage for patients

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