Ontario Supporting Infrastructure Needs for Area Hospitals

Investments in upgrades, and infrastructure modernization will connect more families to care, in their community

June 19, 2024

The Ontario government is investing over $6 million this year to upgrade and repair infrastructure at area hospitals and community healthcare facilities in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston to ensure people can connect to the care they need, close to home, for years to come.

This funding will help health system partners to address urgent infrastructure needs such as upgrading or replacing roofs, windows, security and fire alarm systems and emergency generators to ensure people can continue to connect to care in safe, modern facilities.

“This is good news for residents in my riding that the Almonte General Hospital, Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and Kingston Health Sciences Centre serve,” said John Jordan, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. “This funding ensures that our hospitals are up to date and capable of meeting the growing needs of the community. Upgrading and maintaining hospitals is one more way our government is committed to bettering the lives of Ontarians and ensuring they receive exceptional care.”

Community health providers also received funding through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund, including ConnectWell Community Health, Rideau Community Health Services and Addiction and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington.

The Ontario government is investing more than $228 million this year to support critical infrastructure upgrades, and repairs at 129 hospitals and 58 community health care facilities across the province.

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is making record investments in the health care system to ensure people are able to access care at state-of-the-art hospitals and community health providers,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This year our government is investing an additional $20 million to allow facilities to modernize and make critical upgrades, ensuring people can connect to the care they need, when they need it, close to home.”

Through Your Health: A Plan For Connected and Convenient Care, the province is taking action to expand and modernize Ontario’s hospitals to ensure patients and their families receive the right care, in the right place, for years to come.


  • This year, Ontario has increased the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure renewal fund by a total of 10 per cent.
  • This year’s increase includes an additional $20 million through the Exceptional Circumstances Project (ECP) Grant which is designed to provide targeted support for the most urgent hospital infrastructure renewal needs throughout the province.
  • Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care (such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy) and programs delivered by a public health unit.
  • As part of Ontario’s 2024 Budget, the province is investing a record, over $85 billion into the healthcare system. This includes a record 4 percent increase in investments to the hospital sector.
  • Since 2018, the Ontario government has added over 3,500 beds across the province. Over the next 10 years, Ontario’s investments will lead to nearly $50 billion in more than 50 health infrastructure projects across the province, adding 3,000 more new beds.
  • The government is investing an additional $500 million over 10 years for small hospital projects and community health programs. 


Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care

MPP John Jordan, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston