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$1,673,035 to Support West Nipissing General Hospital Infrastructure

November 22, 2022

NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is investing $1,673,035 to the West Nipissing General Hospital through the Community and Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

“This funding will make sure patients can continue to access the care they need at the West Nipissing General Hospital, while providing our local health care system with the tools to enhance the quality of care for the residents in the area,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing.

“On behalf of the West Nipissing General Hospital, we are very pleased with the announcement of 1.6 Million dollars for our HIRF (hospital infrastructure) and the $66,000 CIRF funding. The HIRF will permit our hospital to complete another phase of our sprinkler project. We are required to have a sprinkler system in place and operational by 2025, this funding will permit us to install sprinklers in our acute care patient rooms and our complex continuing care unit. This will assist with keeping patients and residents safe in the event of a fire. With respect to the CIRF funds we will be implementing accessible washroom doors for the clients in our mental health and substance abuse program. This funding is very much appreciated and will assist our hospital to enhance safety measures and improve accessibility.” Said Cynthia Dèsormiers, President & CEO of West Nipissing General Hospital.

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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