MPP Piccini announces 1.7M in infrastructure funding to Campbellford hospitalPublished on January 25, 2019
Ontario’s Government for the People is prioritizing the health and safety of patients by taking immediate action and providing 128 hospitals across the province with funding to upgrade, repair and maintain their facilities.
Campbellford Memorial Hospital in Northumberland – Peterborough South is receiving $1,744,616.00 in funding this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF). Grants through the HIRF supplement hospital needs on a priority basis. This allows hospitals to decide where to invest the money and proceed quickly with projects.
“The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government,” said MPP David Piccini. “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. This funding will help ensure hospitals across Ontario are able to make the needed upgrades, improvements and maintenance so patients and families have access to reliable, quality care they expect and deserve.”
“This investment will allow Campbellford Memorial Hospital to continue to improve the quality and functionality of their facilities as they work with the Central East LHIN and other health service providers to deliver care in an integrated and seamless system that is focused on patients,” said Central East LHIN Board Chair, Louis O’Brien. “This announcement ensures that Central East LHIN residents have access to acute care services in an environment that enables the staff to deliver the best care possible.”
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. These are essential improvements that will support the frontline workers of Ontario to deliver excellent care in a safe and comfortable environment.
“This investment at Campbellford Memorial Hospital is appreciated and will greatly improve the environment in our Medical/Surgical Unit,” said Campbellford Memorial Hospital Board Chair, Valerie Przybilla. “It will directly improve the quality, safety and care experience for our patients while enhancing the quality of work-life for our nurses, doctors and Unit team.”
“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.
* In 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.