Ontario Construction News staff writer
Hospitals across Niagara Region will share $2 million for infrastructure upgrades and repairs at hospitals and community health service providers, including $1.3 million for Niagara Health and $605,000 for Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.
Also, the Oak Centre in Welland will receive $41,576, Arid Recovery Homes in Fort Erie will receive $27,503 and Wayside House of St. Catharines will receive $29,103 through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
Across the province, the Ontario government has announced $175 million through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and over $7.6 million to community health service providers for renewal needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
“These key investments at Niagara Health and Hotel Dieu Shaver through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, as well as our local health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund, demonstrate the commitment of our government to local health care and hospital infrastructure in Niagara,” said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West.
Hamilton Health Sciences, which operates West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, will receive $6.1 million, while Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville will receive $198,092.
Through the 2022 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build, and as part of its plan to build a stronger, more convenient and connected health care system, the government is implementing the most ambitious plan for hospital expansion in Ontario’s history. This includes supporting more than fifty major hospital projects that would add 3,000 new beds over ten years.