FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2021
SIMCOE – The Ontario government continues to take action to end hallway health care and address the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing investments in hospitals across the province for the third straight year.
MPP Toby Barrett announced the following hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk will receive additional operating funding beginning in 2021/22:
- Norfolk General Hospital will receive $1,105,600 – 2021/22 new investment (including annualization), representing a 2.8% increase to the base and one-time funding of $39,322,312 received in 2020/21.
- Haldimand War Memorial Hospital will receive $274,000 – 2021/22 new investment (including annualization), representing a 2.0% increase to the base and one-time funding of $13,696,304 received in 2020/21
- West Haldimand General Hospital will receive $243,200 – 2021/22 new investment (including annualization), representing a 2.0% increase to the base and one-time funding of $12,158,600 received in 2020/21
“Haldimand War Memorial Hospital is grateful to receive additional funding from the Government of Ontario to support our vital health care services,” said Sharon Moore, President and CEO Haldimand War Memorial Hospital. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place extra pressure on our small hospital and these funds provide some welcome relief and assist us in reaching our hospital’s vision- best care, every person, every time.”
“This is a continuation of increased funding for local hospitals,” Barrett said. “On top of this, our area hospitals are also eligible for the $30 million in new surgical funding.”
The government is also launching a new $30 million Surgical Innovation Fund that will directly support Ontario’s hospitals and provide them with the flexibility they need to perform more surgeries and procedures in their communities. This new fund will support hospitals across the province as they develop the innovative solutions needed to continue to provide high quality care and ramp up surgical capacity, reducing wait times and improving access to surgical services for patients.
Over the past three years, the Ontario government has made significant investments in Ontario hospitals as part of its plan to end hallway health care. This includes overall sector increases of 2% in 2019/20, 3% in 2020/2021 and most recently, 3.4% in 2021/22.
These investments build on the increased investments announced by the provincial government in 2019 and 2020.
The Ontario government remains committed to supporting hospitals so they can continue to provide the care Ontarians need and deserve, today and in the future. Additional support for Ontario hospitals as part of Ontario’s Action Plan includes $760 million to help hospitals continue to respond to COVID-19 and an additional $300 million to reduce surgical backlogs.
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or firstname.lastname@example.org