MPP Dufferin-Caledon

NR: Ontario Investing in Critical Hospital Upgrades and Repairs At Headwaters Health Care Centre

Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) is receiving provincial funding for upgrades and improvements. Pictured from left to right is Peter Varga, VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive, Dora Boylen-Pabst, HHCC Foundation CEO, Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin Caledon, Kim Delahunt, HHCC President and CEO, Dr. Peter Cino, Chief of Staff and Tom Kovendi, Director, Facilities and Engineering.

 

19 Dec 2019

Dufferin-Caledon: MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased to share the news with Headwaters Hospital President and CEO Kim Delahunt, staff and Board members that Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) is receiving funding that will be used to address urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance.

HHCC is receiving over $1.1 million through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding (HIRF) to help ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care. This is a $175 million provincial investment that will help modernized and upgrade 131 hospitals.

“This investment will help ensure that patients in Dufferin-Caledon receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” said Jones. “Facility improvements can make the world of difference to a patient’s experience. This funding will help ensure that our hospital is able to make needed improvements and upgrades.”

With the funds from this province, HHCC is planning roof repairs, an elevator modernization, air distribution upgrades and various other projects throughout the building.

“Our facility is aging, and this funding will address some of our more urgent concerns. We need to be able to depend on our building when providing patient care as well as providing a safe environment for people who work and volunteer here. This investment will help us do just that,” said Kim Delahunt, HHCC President & CEO.

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.

“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,” said Minister of Health Christine Elliott. “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.”

QUICK FACTS

  • 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.

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Building a Connected Public Health Care System for the Patient