Ontario Investing in Critical Hospital Upgrades and Repairs in HamiltonPublished on December 18, 2019
Hamilton – Ontario is investing in the health and safety of patients as it addresses urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance to help modernize 131 hospitals across the province.
Today, Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook announced that St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences will receive nearly $9 million combined to maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care. This is part of the government’s investment of $175 million this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to support hospitals across Ontario.
“These investments will help ensure that patients in Hamilton and the surrounding community can receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” said Skelly. “Seemingly small things like well-functioning roofs, windows or heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators can make the world of difference to a patient’s experience. This funding 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 part of this investment, the below hospitals will receive:
•Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - $6,574,118
•St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - $2,386,278
“Hamilton Health Sciences is grateful to the Ministry for this investment in critical infrastructure projects in our hospital facilities. It enables much-needed improvements and repairs essential to providing safe, high-quality care to our patients.”
Rob MacIsaac, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences
In addition to the $175 million in repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, Ontario is also 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.
“This funding is necessary to keep our buildings and their systems functioning well to provide a healthy space for our patients and our staff. We are grateful to the Ontario government for this support to improve our healthcare facilities. “
Melissa Farrell, President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
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