MPP Jordan News Release – Province investing over $5.9 million in LFK for critical care upgrades and repairs
July 18, 2023
Smiths Falls— As part of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the Ontario government is improving hospital and community care by investing over $5.9 million this year to support critical upgrades and repairs at hospitals and community health facilities in the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston riding. This funding is part of the government’s investment of over $208 million provided through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund to 131 hospitals and 58 community health facilities across the province.
“Infrastructure is a vital piece of the puzzle for our hospitals”, said MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, John Jordan. “We must continue to support repairs and maintenance, so that residents can access the care they need in an environment where they feel comfortable. Upgrading and maintaining hospitals and community health infrastructure is one more way our government is ensuring our residents receive exceptional care”.
Investments under the HIRF include:
Almonte General Hospital – $244,309
Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital – $ 221,280
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital – $ 1,366,421
Kingston Health Sciences Centre – $ 3,987,458
Investments under the CIRF include:
Addiction And Mental Health Services- Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington – $ 153,831
“We are grateful for the province’s continued investment into the infrastructure of our hospital”, said Michael Cohen, President and CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “These funds will support vital projects that will ensure that our campuses are up to date and capable of meeting the growing needs of our community.”
Ontario is providing $200 million to hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and over $8.4 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.
“Ensuring Ontario’s hospitals and community health facilities have the infrastructure in place to deliver the high-quality care patients expect and deserve is a priority for our government,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This year’s increased funding will help these facilities address priority renewal needs while ensuring people can continue to receive the world-class care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.”
With Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the province is moving quickly to expand and modernize Ontario’s hospitals to ensure patients and their families are able to connect to the quality care they need, when they need it, closer to home.
- This year, Ontario has increased the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund by over 14 per cent and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund by over 10 per cent.
- 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.
- Ontario’s investments over the next 10 years will lead to nearly $50 billion in health infrastructure across the province.
- As of the end of 2022, Ontario approved 50 hospital development projects that will build more than 3,000 new hospital beds in communities across the province over the next 10 years.
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