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Province boosts mental health, addiction funding

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Sarnia-Lambton is getting $733,000 in provincial funding to improve mental health and addiction services.

MPP Bob Bailey said the local money, part of $174 million announced provincewide, will help reduce wait times for patients needing addiction services and build capacity in the youth mental health system.

The money will pay for another mental health worker at St. Clair Child and Youth Services, and fund two mental health beds at Bluewater Health.

The hospital is also getting funding to treat opioid and youth addiction, the province said.

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