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MPP Clark announced new funding for local hospitals – PSFDH to get nearly $300k

by | Dec 23, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark says Ontario is investing in the health and safety of patients and front-line staff by providing three local hospitals with over $2.9 million for urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance.

Clark says the local funding is part of $175 million the province is providing through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) to assist 131 hospitals in maintaining their facilities to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care and for hard-working staff to provide it.

Clark announced the funding in Kemptville late last week to announce the following funding for hospitals serving patients in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes:

  • Brockville General Hospital: $1,888,529
  • Kemptville District Hospital: $789,039
  • Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital: $298,702

“These are critical investments we’re making because they help ensure local patients can receive the quality care they expect and deserve in a safe and comfortable setting,” said Clark. “This funding also provides the dedicated nurses, doctors and other front-line staff with the well-maintained, modern facilities they need to continue delivering world-class care.”

The MPP says that as the government continues its work to bring Ontario’s health-care system into the 21st century, the HIRF investments will help hospitals address urgent issues, including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.

Clark says the announcement caps a year of historic investments in local health care to meet the growing needs of the community. He pointed to the $6.9 million in new operating funding he announced in October as just one example.

“Ontario has a plan to end hallway health care by building a connected and sustainable public health care system that’s centred around the needs of patients, including investing $27 billion over 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects,” said Clark. “I have been a strong voice for our local hospitals and I’m proud that our government is taking action to ensure our riding is finally getting its fair share of provincial funding.”

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