Over $2.7 Million in COVID Supports for Local HospitalsDecember 13, 2022
NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is investing $2,744,621 in one-time funding to our local hospitals to supports ongoing operations and bedded capacity and represents a significant portion of reimbursement for hospital expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our local hospitals have gone above and beyond to provide exceptional care to patients and families in our community,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “Today’s funding is just one way Ontario supports high-quality and timely access to health care to ensure we can stay open and be there for individuals and families if and when they need access to care.”
The funding breakdown is as follows:
COVID-19 Incremental Operating expenses (OPEX) for the months of April to June 2022
- $1,396,745 for the North Bay Regional Health Centre
- $22,589 for the Mattawa Hospital
Health Human Resources expenses (HHR) for the months of April to June
- $12,230 for the North Bay Regional Health Centre
- $26,157 for the Mattawa Hospital
Pandemic Prevention and Containment costs (PPC)
- $1,186,900 for the North Bay Regional Health Centre
- $100,000 for the Mattawa Hospital
“Health care workers have been on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic for almost three years,” says Paul Heinrich, President and CEO of the North Bay Regional Health Centre. “Even though we have moved out of the pandemic, the residual impacts continue to negatively impact our workforce and our finances. Thankfully, the funding announced today by Minister Fedeli will offset some of the additional costs incurred by our Health Centre, enabling our team to focus on providing high quality patient care to our patients in the Nipissing district and across our region with one less worry.”
“Mattawa Hospital is truly grateful for the COVID reimbursements from the Ministry of Health, this will go a long way in ensuring that we continue to provide our community and surrounding area with high quality health care services.” – Tanya Belanger, President and CEO of Mattawa Hospital.