Ontario is renewing hospital infrastructure in 13 communities across Southwestern Ontario to ensure patients get the care they need, as announced in a press release this week.
Through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, the province is investing $7.03 million for infrastructure upgrades to 13 local community hospitals. The funding will help address critical infrastructure needs such as: Structural upgrades such as roof replacements and new windows, upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, improvements such as upgrading back-up generators, upgraded fire alarm systems and other work needed to address requirements under the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Fire Code.
St. Marys Memorial Hospital will receive $117,484, Clinton will receive $205,027 and Stratford will receive $802,961.
In the 2015 Budget, the government committed to providing more than $11 billion in hospital capital grants over 10 years, including grants administered through the HIRF. This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history – more than $130 billion over 10 years. This investment is helping connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting infrastructure projects in cities, towns and rural and remote communities across the province.
Upgrading health-care infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.