New fund­ing for lo­cal hos­pi­tal in­fra­struc­ture

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Hamil­ton hos­pi­tals will re­ceive more than $10 mil­lion from the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment this year to im­prove their fa­cil­i­ties, MPP Ted McMeekin has an­nounced.

Hamil­ton Health Sci­ences Cor­po­ra­tion will get $8,850,000, while St. Joseph’s re­ceives $2,372,436.

The im­prove­ments in­clude up­grades or re­place­ments to roofs, win­dows, heat­ing and air con­di­tion­ing sys­tems, fire alarms and backup gen­er­a­tors.

The On­tario bud­get fea­tures a $7bil­lion booster shot to health care, build­ing on the 2016 bud­get, said McMeekin, MPP for An­cast­erDun­das-Flam­bor­ough-West­dale.

“The pri­or­ity for our Hamil­ton area cit­i­zens is to get the med­i­cal help they need, in a timely man­ner,” he said. “This in­vest­ment will al­low our lo­cal hos­pi­tals to re­pair their fa­cil­i­ties and en­sure a safer en­vi­ron­ment for health care.”

“With the abil­ity to un­der­take es­sen­tial in­fra­struc­ture projects, in­clud­ing those re­lated to safety and ac­ces­si­bil­ity, our hos­pi­tals can de­liver bet­ter care and di­rect more health care dol­lars to front line ser­vices,” said Janine van den Heu­vel, board chair of Hamil­ton Ni­a­gara Haldimand Brant LHIN.

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