New funding for local hospital infrastructure
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.