Supporting Hospital Infrastructure Projects to Ensure a Safe Environment for Patients
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.
Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay will receive $500,000 for 2020 and 2021 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding will support their Pharmacy Clean Room Project to meet the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) standards. Ross Memorial Hospital also received funding in the amount of $210,000 in December through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
Maintaining hospital infrastructure is important to ensuring that residents have access to the health care services they need. Investments and support for essential capital projects can make a big difference to our plan to build the capacity we need to end hallway health care in Ontario.
Today’s funding is in addition to another $3.7 million in funding for Ross Memorial Hospital as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 to address current and future demands for regular services.
As the government continues to work toward bringing Ontario's world class health care system into the 21st century, this funding will help hospitals address urgent issues such as upgrades or for the replacement of roofs, windows, security systems, backup generators and fire alarms. These projects will also help to support the hospitals in their ongoing response to COVID-19.
“Having a sterile environment where pharmaceutical drugs are stored and drawn is essential to providing quality patient care. This funding will allow RMH to meet important safety standards and continue to deliver accessible and high-quality care for the patients and families in our community,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.
“This funding for our Pharmacy Clean Room project will support safe and effective medication delivery for our patients and ensure that our pharmacy program can meet required safety standards. We’re grateful for the support of the MOH on this important project,” added Kelly Isfan, Ross Memorial Hospital President and CEO
- 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.
- This year Ontario has provided increases to annualized funding to mid-size hospitals.