Province boosts local hospitals with infrastructure funding

More than $3.4 million is being delivered to hospitals in Mississauga and Etobicoke to shore up infrastructure projects, the province announced Monday. Local MPPs and Health Minister Christine Elliott were on-hand at Trillium Health Partners ’ Queensway Hospital to announce the funding, part of a $175 million dollar package designed to address critical repairs and maintenance, via the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

“Our ongoing investments to support essential projects like repairing roofs and windows and adding more isolation spaces can make a big difference to a patient’s experience,” said Elliott, flanked by representatives from the hospital. “It’s part of our plan to build the capacity we need to end hallway health care in Ontario.” The funding will cover a number of critical projects at Trillium’s three sites, including repairs to elevators and roofs, the replacement of HVAC filtration systems to improve indoor air quality, and the installation of newer call systems for nurses.

“Maintaining hospital infrastructure is another example of how our government is ensuring that (residents) have access to health care services they can depend on, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Elliott. “This funding is an important part of creating a better environment for our patients to recover in and will allow us to make critical infrastructure repairs and upgrades across our three hospital sites,” said Trillium CEO Michele DiEmanuele. An additional $7.4 million will be invested by the province for community health service providers who require urgent or emergent infrastructure needs on a priority basis, the province said in a statement

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