Maintaining hospital infrastructure to ensure a safe environment for patients
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec. 18, 2019
SIMCOE – Hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk will get a $3.2 million injection.
The funding is part of a provincial investment in the health and safety of patients through urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 131 hospitals across Ontario to help keep them in good working order.
The total provincial investment rings in at $175 million through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. Norfolk General Hospital will receive just a little over $2 million, Haldimand War Memorial Hospital will receive $722,010 and $442,544 will go to the West Haldimand General Hospital.
“These investments will help ensure that patients in Haldimand and Norfolk can receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” said MPP Toby Barrett. “Seemingly small things like well-functioning roofs, windows or heating and air conditioning can make the world of difference to a patient’s experience. The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund will help ensure that hospitals across Ontario are able to make the needed upgrades and improvements, so patients and families have access to the reliable, quality care they expect and deserve.”
As the government continues to work toward bringing Ontario’s world class health care system into the 21st century, this funding will help hospitals to address urgent issues, including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
“Ontario has a plan to build a connected and sustainable public health care system centred around the needs of patients, including investing $27 billion over 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects,” Barrett said. “Maintaining hospital infrastructure is one more example of how we are working towards ensuring that Ontarians have the health care services they can depend on while building the capacity we need to end hallway health care.”
“NGH and WHGH are grateful to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for providing this much needed infrastructure funding,” said Kelly Isfan, president and CEO of of Norfolk General Hospital. “At NGH, an aging roof and boilers will be replaced. At WHGH, funds will be used for the replacement of windows and the nurse call system. All of these investments will ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients and families.”
- Ontario is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
- In addition, Ontario is investing $7.2 million to address ongoing urgent and/or emergent infrastructure renewal needs for community health service providers who met specific criteria on a priority basis, through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
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For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at
519-428-0446 or [email protected]