The KW4 Ontario Health Team (KW4 OHT) is a collective of 41 member organizations from primary care, home care, hospitals, community agencies, long-term care, mental health, Indigenous health, municipalities and post-secondary education.
Together with patients and families, the KW4 OHT is working towards co-designing a health and wellness system for all 400,000 residents. This system will offer seamless, interconnected care and continuity across providers.
The KW4 OHT will provide the right services at the right time in the right place to meet residents' needs.
Vision and Purpose
We exist to support our community's vision: a community where everyone thrives and no one is left behind.
Our team's purpose is to enable collaborative health care relationships to ensure all people are empowered to achieve health and well being.
Promises and Values
We will be partners. Our team includes patients, families, caregivers and the community in partnership with health and social service providers
We will be inclusive. We work with diverse populations and urban and rural communities.
We will pay attention to the social determinants of health. A focus on them begins in infancy to
prevent illness and promote health.
We will achieve excellence. We are nimble, courageous and innovative.
We will value relationships. Our culture is built on empathy and trust.
What is an Ontario Health Team?
The KW4 Ontario Health Team is a collaboration of health care partners from all sectors in Kitchener, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich, including primary care, hospital care, long-term care, community health services, and social service groups, who are working together with a goal of providing coordinated care for patients.
Ontario Health Teams exist to help streamline your health and wellness journey, making it easier for you to get the care you need when you need it.