Who We Are

The Niagara Ontario Health Team – Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara (NOHT-ÉSON) is a partnership of the Niagara Region’s health care providers organized under the Province’s Ontario Health Teams initiative.

Together, NOHT-ÉSON members are working to create an inclusive, efficient health care system that integrates and streamlines the delivery of health care services, making it easier for Niagara residents to access the care they need, and improving the overall experience and health outcomes for Niagara Region residents.

Our membership is comprised of nearly every type of health care organization in the region, including academic institutions, acute-hospital and complex care providers, community health centres, community support organizations, Indigenous health and social service providers, mental health and addiction treatment providers, local health integration networks, primary care providers, rehabilitation and complex care providers, French-language support organizations, and several departments of the Region of Niagara.

The membership is also comprised of patient/client/family/caregiver (PCFC) representatives who ensure the perspectives of people with lived experience accessing health and social services in the Niagara region are included.

In addition to improving the health of Niagara residents, the NOHT-ÉSON also serves as a platform to advance the institutional knowledge of its members, maintain effective communications with the public, and provide health care organizations with a unified voice to address health concerns facing residents of the Niagara Region.