Ontario hospitals getting upgrades

Hospitals across the province will soon be getting a facelift.

An investment of $175 million will be going to 128 hospitals for upgrades, repairs and maintenance, according to a recent press release.

Christine Elliott,
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott says the investment will help hospitals continue to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care.

“The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government,” says Elliott. “That’s why we must make the necessary investments in our hospitals how, to ensure our providers have the facilities they need to continue to provide excellent quality care to patients,” she continues.

This funding will allow hospitals to address urgent issues, including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.

“Our government is investing in essential health care projects to ensure the people of Ontario will have health care services they can depend on now and for future generations,” says Elliott. “We will continue to listen to the patients and the people who plan and work on the frontlines. Together, we will create a health care system that works for the people of Ontario.”