Ontario Construction News staff writer
Ontario is investing $2.6 million this year for critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton announced last week.
“MHA is very pleased with the funding that has been announced for Strathroy Middlesex General and Four Counties regarding infrastructure improvements,” said Todd Stepanuik, president and CEO at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. We are certainly appreciative of the ongoing investments in Strathroy Middlesex General and Four Counties by government.”
The money will help hospitals maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital will receive $1.1 million and Four Counties Health Services will receive $1.6 million for 2020 and 2021 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. Both hospitals are managed by the Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA).
- Modernization of elevators at Strathroy Middlesex General
- Asphalting the parking lot, air quality improvements and replacing a section of the roof at Four Counties
The investment is part of a provincial plan to spend $175 million across 129 Ontario hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
“Our frontline workers have been superheroes during this pandemic,” said MPP Monte McNaughton. “I am proud that our government is continuing to invest in critical infrastructure to support the men and women who save lives every day. We are all grateful for their service.”
Ontario is investing an additional $7.4 million to address ongoing urgent and/or emergent infrastructure renewal needs for community health service providers who met specific criteria on a priority basis, through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
“Maintaining hospital infrastructure is another example of how our government is ensuring that Ontarians have access to health care services they can depend on,” said Minister of Health Christine Elliott. “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.”