Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Receives An Infrastructure Boost From the Ontario Government

November 30

Earlier this month, the Ontario Government announced a large funding boost for the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, in the amount of $390,212.

It’s part of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. It will ensure patients can continue to access the care they need, while providing the local health care system with the tools to improve the quality of care.

“Many of us may not immediately think of infrastructure as being a vital piece of the puzzle for our hospital”, said MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, John Jordan. “We must continue to support critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance, so that residents can access the care they need in safe, comfortable environments. Upgrading and maintaining hospitals and community health infrastructure is one more way our government is ensuring our residents receive exceptional care”.

The hospital will use the funds to upgrade its elevators and flooring, as well as upgrading and refurbishing its air units, to ensure they meet current standards for air exchanges and air quality. This work will be completed prior to the fiscal year.

“I’d like to express our appreciation for the generous support of the Ontario government to assist hospitals in maintaining and upgrading vital hospital infrastructure. At the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, this funding is an invaluable support for our hospital and being able to maintain high quality services to our community”, said President and CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Michael Cohen.