Infrastructure funding announced for Huron Bruce hospitals

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is detailing local funding from the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to help hospitals maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients.

The Ontario government is providing more than $3.8 million to hospitals in Huron-Bruce to address critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance.

Thompson said the money plays a vital role in keeping hospitals kept up to date and safe, especially during these challenging times. Projects will also support the hospitals in their ongoing response to COVID-19, such as updating HVAC systems to enhance patient and staff safety, creating additional isolation space and negative air pressure flow rooms to increase capacity and enhancing infection prevention and control measures.

Ontario is investing an additional $7.4 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.

“Every year these funds play a vital role in making sure our hospitals are kept up to date and safe,” Thompson said. “With today’s challenging times, this money is especially important.”

“Maintaining hospital infrastructure is another example of how our government is ensuring that Ontarians have access to health care services they can depend on, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Our ongoing investments to support essential projects like repairing roofs and windows and adding more isolation spaces can make a big difference to a patient’s experience. It’s part of our plan to build the capacity we need to end hallway health care in Ontario.”

Hospitals receiving money include:

South Bruce Grey Health Centre – $2,165,017 (including hospitals in Kincardine, Walkerton, Chesley, and Durham)
South Huron Hospital – $446,012
Wingham and District Hospital – $497,793
Seaforth Community Hospital – $365,478
Alexandra Marine and General Hospital – $146,332
Clinton Public Hospital – $223,880