(HHHS photo from September 2020)
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.
As part of this investment, Haliburton Highlands Health Services will receive $700,000 in one-time funding for the 2020-2021 year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) to replace a boiler and pump.
In October, Haliburton Highlands Health Services received $22,000 in HIRF funding to replace their X-Ray and Cafeteria Split Duct Air Conditioning units bringing the total investment to $722,000.
“Maintaining hospital infrastructure is important to the operation of our small hospitals and ensuring community members have access to the health care services they need,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.
"We are delighted to be receiving these funds to help support critical infrastructure upgrades in our facilities. We appreciate the support of the Ministry of Health as we continue to work together to support the health of the Haliburton Highlands,” said Carolyn Plummer, President and CEO of Haliburton Highlands Health Services.
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.