Urgent Hospital Upgrades, Repairs, and MaintenancePublished on January 22, 2019
Ontario’s Government for the People is prioritizing the health and safety of patients by taking immediate action, and providing 128 hospitals across the province with funding to upgrade, repair, and maintain their facilities.
MISSISSAUGA — Trillium Health Partners will be receiving $4,029,751 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to ensure that their facilities continue to meet health codes and maintain a safe environment at the Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital, and the Queensway Health Centre.
“The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “That’s why we must make the necessary investments in our hospitals now, to ensure our providers have the facilities they need to continue to provide excellent quality care to patients. This funding will help ensure hospitals in Mississauga — and across Ontario — are able to make the needed upgrades, improvements, and maintenance, so patients and families have access to the reliable, quality care that they expect and deserve.”
The government is moving forward quickly to address challenges facing the health care system as it develops a long-term transformational health care strategy to end hallway health care. As this important work 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,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Christine 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.”
- Ontario is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to 128 hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
- In 2018-2019, the government has invested an additional $90 million for 1,100 beds and spaces in hospitals and the community, including the creation of over 640 new beds and spaces.
- As part of this investment, Trillium Health Partners received $5 million for 83 hospital beds and spaces to help reduce the strain on the health care system during this year’s flu season.