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Repairs and Upgrades Coming to Ottawa Hospitals this Year

Province Investing in Renewed Facilities to Deliver High-Quality Health CareOntario is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals in Ottawa with repairs and upgrades to 6 hospitals this year, to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and he

Ontario is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals in Ottawa with repairs and upgrades to 6 hospitals this year, to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment.

Today, John Fraser MPP for Ottawa South and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minster of Health and Long Term Care, was at The Ottawa Hospital, to announce that hospital across Ottawa will receive over $8.8 million this year to revitalize its facilities.

Funding from the province allows hospitals to make critical improvements to their facilities, including upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.

The 2017 balanced Budget includes a new $7-billion booster shot to health care, building on the commitment made in the 2016 Budget. This investment will improve access to care, expand mental health and addiction services, and enhance the experience and recovery of patients.

Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.

QUOTES

“These repairs and upgrades are crucial to ensuring all patients get the help they need now and in the future. By upgrading our hospitals’ infrastructure, we are helping Ontarians get the best health care close to home.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“Investing over $8.8 million in Ottawa hospitals to renew infrastructure will help ensure that they will continue to deliver world class care here in our community.”
— John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care

“These important investments in infrastructure mean that hospitals are better able to address the growing need for acute-care services in their communities. The goal is to provide a supportive and healing environment for patients, not only for today but also for the future.”
— Chantale LeClerc, CEO, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

NEWS

“The Ottawa Hospital welcomes this investment from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term
Care. The funds will enable the hospital to continue to upgrade equipment, including some
dating from the late 60s, so we can ensure the safety and comfort of our patients, families and
staff members.”
— Joanne Read, Vice-President, Planning and Support Services, The Ottawa Hospital

“On behalf of Ontario hospitals, I'd like to thank the Ontario government for recognizing the
need for this vital investment. Given the continued capacity pressure facing hospitals as a result
of a growing and aging population, ongoing investment in equipment upgrades and building
repairs is needed to extend the life of all hospital facilities to maintain access to frontline
services.”
— Anthony Dale, President and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association

QUICK FACTS

  • The province is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF).
  • HIRF was established in 1999 to assist hospitals in renewing their facilities.
  • As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is also spending an additional $9 billion to support the construction of new hospital projects across the province. This brings Ontario's total planned investment in hospital infrastructure to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years.
  • The government’s investment of more than $190 billion over the 13-year period starting in 2014–15 is the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history. It is helping to build new child care spaces, schools, hospitals, public transit, highways and roads.
  • HIRF investments in other hospitals in the area include:

Hospital                                                                                                      2017-18 Total HIRF                                                                                                                               Allocation

Bruyere Continuing Care                                                                                                $551,757
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre                    $1,165,136
Hôpital Montfort                                                                                                            $430,000
Queensway-Carleton Hospital                                                                                         $425,635
The Ottawa Hospital                                                                                                   $6,163,677
University of Ottawa Heart Institute                                                                                $123,348

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