BRANTFORD – The Ontario government recently announced they are providing $1.35 million to local hospitals. The funds will be used to make environmental improvements at the facilities.
Dr. David McNeil, the CEO of the Brant Community Healthcare System says the money is part of an infrastructure renewal fund that the Ministry of Health uses for maintenance of hospital facilities across the province.
“That money is going to be used for important things like sanitary sewer upgrades, window replacement, boiler upgrades and fire safety upgrades,” says McNeil. He adds, those upgrades will take place at both the Brantford General Hospital, as well as the Willett Hospital in Paris.
Brantford-Brant MPP, Will Bouma says the province is providing $175 million in total to 131 hospitals across the entire province this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. “Maintaining hospital infrastructure is one more example of how we are working towards ensuring that Ontarians have the health care services they can depend on while building the capacity we need to end hallway health care,” says Bouma.