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December 9, 2022
Ontario Investing Over $2.1 Million in Health Care Infrastructure Upgrades and Repairs in Dufferin-Caledon
The Ontario government is investing over $2.1 million this year to support critical upgrades and repairs at hospitals and community health service providers in Dufferin-Caledon. This funding is part of the government’s investment of over $182 million provided through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund to 131 hospitals and 65 community health service providers across the province.
Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, 2022-23
- Headwaters Health Care Centre: $1,865,157.00
Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund, 2022-23
- Pine River Institute: $283,664.00
“For over 25 years Headwaters Health staff and volunteers have provided high quality healthcare close to home,” MPP Sylvia Jones said, “Our government’s investment to improve hospital infrastructure, enhance patient experience and increase capacity ensures our community will continue to receive world class care for years to come, right here in Dufferin-Caledon.”
Ontario is providing $175 million to hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and over $7.6 million to community health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding from the province allows its health care system partners to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
Kim Delahunt, President & CEO, Headwaters Health Care Centre, remarked, “This investment will help us upgrade some of the critical areas in need. We have to be able to depend on our building when providing patient care as well as provide for a safe environment for people who work and volunteer here.”
Through the 2022 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build, and as part of its plan to build a stronger, more convenient and connected health care system, the government is implementing the most ambitious plan for hospital expansion in Ontario’s history. This includes supporting more than 50 major hospital projects that would add 3,000 new beds over 10 years.
- To support growing demands on the health care system, Ontario’s investments over the next 10 years will lead to $40 billion in health infrastructure across the province. These investments will increase capacity in hospitals, build new health care facilities and renew existing hospitals and community health centres.
- Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients across the province, including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy, and programs and services delivered by a public health unit.
Heather Grégoire, EA for Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon