Ontario Providing More Support for Hospital Care in Oxford $1.23 million more for Woodstock, $226,000 more for Tillsonburg and $144,000 more for Ingersoll

TOKYO— The Government of Ontario is taking further action to end hallway health care by increasing investments in the province’s hospitals. Today, Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman announced additional funding for hospitals in Oxford including $144,000 for the Ingersoll Alexandra Hospital, a $226,000 increase for the Tillsonburg General Hospital and $1.23 million more for the Woodstock General Hospital.

“Our government is supporting local hospitals by making sure they have the resources they need to provide excellent care to our communities in Oxford,” said Hardeman. “This new investment in Oxford hospitals is another way that the government is supporting high-quality and timely access to care, while delivering on our commitment to end hallway medicine.”

Across Ontario, the government is investing an additional $68 million to support small- and medium-sized hospitals. This new investment is on top of the $384 million more that Ontario’s hospitals received this year as part of the province’s 2019 budget. This investment will help ensure that families in Oxford continue to have access to high-quality care and protect existing core services in communities across the province.

“The additional funding for this fiscal year is greatly appreciated by both Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll. The funding provides us with some financial stability as we approach what is expected to be a very busy flu season and associated pressures on our very busy emergency departments,” said Sandy Jansen, President and CEO of TDMH and AHI. “We are grateful to Minister Elliott and MPP Hardeman for their support of our hospitals and the patients and families we serve.”

“We are grateful for this additional funding. This funding allows the Woodstock Hospital to continue to provide exceptional patient care and it helps address the volume increases that we are experiencing,” added Woodstock Hospital President & CEO Perry Lang.

“By working with our hospital partners, we are fixing long-standing issues with how small- and medium-sized hospitals are funded,” said Hardeman. “We are listening to patients and front line staff to see how we can build financial stability and help provide relief to hospitals, regardless of their size.”
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