Ontario Investing $2.6 Million for 35 beds at NBRHCOctober 27, 2020
NORTH BAY – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the North Bay Regional Health Centre will receive $2,642,500. This funding will support the creation of 35 temporary transitional ALC beds for a 5-month period.
“By investing in more frontline patient care our government continues to provide a critical role to end hallway health care in Nipissing,” said MPP Fedeli. “This funding with contribute to the connected health care system that puts patients and their families first.”
The Ontario government is providing $116.5 million to create up to 766 more beds at 32 hospitals and alternate health facilities across the province. This investment will help reduce surgical backlogs and improve access to care during COVID-19. The funding is in addition to the $2.8 billion the province is providing in the government’s COVID-19 fall preparedness plan.
The new beds announced today are in addition to the $234.5 million investment for 139 critical care beds and up to 1,349 hospital beds included in Ontario’s fall preparedness plan, Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19.
“This funding will allow the NBRHC, together with our partners in care, to create short term capacity while we adapt to provide the safest care for our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This capacity is essential for patient flow within our hospital, and means we can continue to perform critically important surgeries without interruption,” said Paul Heinrich, CEO of NBRHC.
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