MISSISSAUGA: The Ontario government is investing $175 million this year to address critical upgrades, repairs, and maintenance in 129 hospitals across the province, including $50 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects.
Through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, this funding will help hospitals maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care.
The announcement was made this week by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of
Trillium Health Partners will receive over $3.4 million to support projects across all three sites. Projects include replacing HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality, installing newer and more reliable nurse call systems for patients, and repairing roofs and elevators.
“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. It’s part of our plan to build the capacity we need to end hallway health care in Ontario,” Minister Elliot said.
Projects will also support hospitals in their ongoing response to COVID-19, such as updating HVAC systems to enhance patient and staff safety, creating additional isolation spaces and negative air pressure flow rooms to increase capacity, and enhancing infection prevention and control.
Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners. “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.”
“Ontario hospitals greatly appreciate this investment in critical infrastructure projects,” said
Anthony Dale, President, and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association.
Ontario is investing an additional $7.4 million to address ongoing urgent and/or emergent infrastructure renewal needs for community health service providers who met specific criteria on a priority basis, through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.