FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 2019
SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk hospitals will be receiving more than $3 million as part of a $175 million province-wide investment to fund upgrades, repairs and facility maintenance. The government is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of patients.
The following hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk are
receiving funding this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund:
· Haldimand War Memorial Hospital – $518,341
· Norfolk General Hospital – $2,312,296
· West Haldimand General Hospital – $657,518
“The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “That’s why we must make the necessary investments in our hospitals now, to ensure our providers have the facilities they need to continue to provide excellent quality care to patients.”
The government is moving forward quickly to address challenges facing the health care system as it develops a long-term transformational health care strategy to end hallway health care. As this important work continues, this funding will allow hospitals to address urgent issues, including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
“Our government is investing in essential health care projects to ensure the people of Ontario will have health care services they can depend on now and for future generations,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Christine Elliott. “We will continue to listen to the patients and the people who plan and work on the frontlines. Together, we will create a health care system that works for the people of Ontario.”
- Ontario is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to 128 hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
2018-2019, the government has invested an additional $90 million for 1,100 beds
and spaces in hospitals and the community, including the creation of over 640
new beds and spaces.
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]