Ontario Investing in Hospital Upgrades and Repairs in Oxford
WOODSTOCK – 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. Through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, this funding will help hospitals maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care.
In Oxford, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital will receive $1,360,776 and Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll will receive $322,329 for 2020 and 2021 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding will support projects such as replacing the roof and repairing brick work at Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll, and replacing generators at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.
“Maintaining hospital infrastructure is another example of how our government is ensuring that Ontarians have access to health care services they can depend on, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Our ongoing investments to support essential projects like repairing roofs and windows and adding more isolation spaces can make a big difference to a patient’s experience. It’s part of our plan to build the capacity we need to end hallway health care in Ontario.”
“Our government is investing in Ontario’s hospitals to ensure they have the infrastructure and resources they need to provide quality care and services to communities in Oxford and across the province,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This collective $1.68 million in funding to the Tillsonburg District Memorial and Alexandra Hospitals will ensure local residents have access to a modern and safe health care facility now and in the future.”
“We are incredibly grateful that the Ministry of Health has provided this funding to support the infrastructure needs at both of our locations,” said Sandy Jansen, President and Chief Executive Officer of AHI and TDMH. “Delivering the safest and highest quality care to our communities close to home is our highest priority and this funding will enable to make much needed investments into the maintenance of our aging buildings.”
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Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford