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$1.25 Million to Support Hospital Infrastructure

November 17, 2022

NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is investing $1,257,065 to support area hospital infrastructure through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF).

“This funding will ensure patients can continue to access the care they need in our local hospitals, while providing our local health care system with the tools to improve the quality of care for the residents of Nipissing,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing.

“The Mattawa Hospital is delighted to receive this new funding from the provincial government to improve our facility’s infrastructure. While we have a relatively new hospital in Mattawa there are some infrastructure elements that need upgrading and this funding will go a long way towards keeping our building safe and able to meet today’s standards,”said Pierre Noel, President & CEO of the Mattawa Hospital.

“We are grateful for this investment from the province and Minister Fedeli,” said Paul Heinrich, North Bay Regional Health Centre President & CEO. “These funds will be used for programming enhancements and important safety initiatives within our Mental Health and Addictions programs at our King Street location.” 

Local Hospital Funding Includes:

  • $900,000 in Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding for The Mattawa Hospital
  • $183,852 in Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding for the North Bay Regional Health Centre
  • $173,213 in Community Infrastructure Renewal Funding for the North Bay Regional Health Centre

Ontario is providing $175 million to hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and over $7.6 million to community health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding from the province allows its health care system partners to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators. These are essential improvements that will in return deliver excellent care to patients on the frontline in a safe and comfortable environment.

Through the 2022 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build, and as part of its plan to build a stronger, more convenient and connected health care system, the government is implementing the most ambitious plan for hospital expansion in Ontario’s history. This includes supporting more than 50 major hospital projects that would add 3,000 new beds over 10 years.

Quick Facts

  • To further support the high-quality care provided by Ontario’s hospitals, the government is providing an additional $827 million to hospitals across the province, representing a four per cent increase from last year. This will ensure all publicly funded hospitals receive a minimum two per cent increase to their budgets to help them better meet patient needs while building a stronger health care system.
  • To support growing demands on the health care system, Ontario’s investments over the next 10 years will lead to $40 billion in health infrastructure across the province. These investments will increase capacity in hospitals, build new health care facilities and renew existing hospitals and community health centres.
  • Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients across the province, including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy, and programs and services delivered by a public health unit.

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