Hospitals in Huron County to receive $1.1 million in new funding

Published on June 05, 2020

[HURON-BRUCE] — Hospitals across Huron County are being given an injection of more than...


For immediate release:

NEWS                                                              June 5, 2020

HURON-BRUCE — Hospitals across Huron County are being given an injection of more than $1.1 million in additional funding as part of the provincial government’s commitment to small and medium-sized facilities.

This hospital investment takes into consideration incremental growth to support flexibility, annualizing 2019/20 in-year investments, and ensuring all publicly funded hospitals receive a minimum of a 1% increase.

“Our government recognizes the long-standing funding inequities for small- and medium-sized hospitals,” said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. "To provide continued financial stability and relief, we have annualized the $68 million investment from 2019/20 for small- and medium sized hospitals as part of this funding.”

The funding announcements include:
  • Clinton Public Hospital                          $205,000 (2% increase)
  • Seaforth Community Hospital               $153,500 (1.9% increase)
  • South Huron Hospital                           $157,700 (2% increase) 
  • Alexandra Marine and General Hospital $358,300 (2% increase)
  • Wingham and District Hospital              $270,100 (1.9% increase)

The provincial government is also investing $341 million in hospitals across the province to ensure their ongoing readiness to care for an increasing number of COVID-19 patients. This includes funding for up to 1,000 acute care beds, 500 critical care beds and assessment centres.

“Our goal has been clear,” Thompson said. “We are going to protect the health of Ontarians. Our government’s action plan will help us continue building a sustainable and connected health care system and equip hospitals to immediately tackle COVID‑19.” 

30

Media contact: Nicko Vavassis,
Nicko.Vavassis@ontario.ca