FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 17, 2019
SIMCOE —Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett announced additional funding for local hospitals today as part of the province’s initiative to roll out increased hospital investment.
This means $1.5 million in increased funding for Norfolk General Hospital, a $118,000 increase for West Haldimand Hospital in Hagersville, and $133,000 more for Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville.
“Our government is supporting local hospitals by ensuring they have the resources they need to meet the needs of our community,” Barrett said. “This new investment in local hospitals is another example of how Ontario is supporting high-quality and timely access to health care.”
The additional funding was welcomed locally.
“The additional funding for both West Haldimand and Norfolk General Hospitals is certainly appreciated, and will help both hospitals to continue providing exemplary care to our communities,” said Kelly Isfan, President and CEO Norfolk General and West Haldimand Hospitals. “We are grateful to both the Minister of Health and to our MPP Toby Barrett for making these investments in our hospitals.”
“News of this additional funding is wonderful and greatly appreciated,” said David Montgomery, President and CEO Haldimand War Memorial Hospital. “It comes as a welcome relief as we continue to manage costs and push ahead towards the realization of an Ontario Health Team for Haldimand County”.
Across Ontario, the government is investing an additional $68 million to support small- and medium-sized hospitals. This new investment is on top of the $384 million more that Ontario’s hospitals received this year as part of the province’s 2019 budget.
This investment will:
“Ontario has a comprehensive plan to end hallway health care,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Working with our hospital partners, we are fixing long-standing issues with how hospitals are funded that disadvantaged small- and medium-sized hospitals.”
This funding includes a province-wide increase in funding of one per cent for 66 small-sized hospitals, 1.5 per cent for 23 medium-sized and multi-site hospitals and targeted funding to assist with unique situations and historical funding challenges.
- Ontario will invest $27 billion over the next 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects across Ontario, including adding 3,000 new hospital beds.
- Improving Health Care in Ontario
- Ontario’s Government for the People to Break Down Barriers to Better Patient Care
- Building a Connected Public Health Care System for the Patient
- Hallway Health Care: A System Under Strain
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]