Additional Funding to Support Critical Hospital Infrastructure Upgrades in Haliburton

Supporting critical hospital infrastructure upgrades, repairs and maintenance has never been more important to our local health care system. Haliburton Highlands Health Services received an additional investment of $607,000 through the Central East LHIN to address important capital projects to improve operation and build capacity.

The funding will support a variety of projects including:

  • $40,000 to support additional repairs to the hospital roof at the Minden site
  • $142,000 to support the lighting upgrade with light emitting diode (LED) lighting retrofits replacing all T8 and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) with new LED fixtures and retrofitting the T8 fixtures with new electronic and T8 LED bulbs at the Haliburton site
  • $425,000 to support the replacement of three existing Volcano boilers with two new high-efficiency oil-fired boilers as part of a facility Energy Assessment at the Haliburton site

“These important upgrades and repairs will help our local hospital improve operations and support capacity building to ensure residents of Haliburton and surrounding areas have access to quality health care services,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

This new funding from the Central East LHIN is in addition to the $722,000 Haliburton Highlands Health Services received through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) in one-time funding from the Ministry of Health for the 2020-2021 year. The HIRF investment was used to replace boilers and pumps at the Minden site and replace the X-Ray and Cafeteria Split Duct Air Conditioning units at the Haliburton site

The new investment brings the total funding amount for hospital infrastructure upgrades to $1,329,000 for Haliburton Highlands Health Services in 2020-2021 from the Central East LHIN and the Ministry of Health.

“On behalf of HHHS I would like to thank the Central East LHIN and the Ministry of Health for their support,” said Carolyn Plummer, President and CEO of Haliburton Highlands Health Services. “This recent investment supports additional infrastructure upgrades that are necessary to help support the best possible environment in which to continue providing top quality care for our patients, residents, and clients.”

Photo from September 2020 at HHHS