Jeff Yurek, MPP Announces Health Care Infrastructure Upgrades and Repairs in Elgin-Middlesex-London

Published on September 23, 2021

Jeff Yurek, MPP is pleased to announce that the Ontario government is investing over $9.1M this year to support critical health care infrastructure upgrades, repairs and maintenance in Elgin-Middlesex-London. This funding is part of the government’s $182.6 million investment provided through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. It will ensure that patients can continue to access the care they need in safe, comfortable environments and that the local health care system is prepared to respond to any scenario as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

 

Investments include:

 

  • Thomas-Elgin General Hospital- $1,322,925
  • West Elgin Community Health Centre will receive $64,423
  • London Health Sciences Centre- $5,595,276
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London- $2,142,150
  • The Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada on behalf of the London Centre of Hope- $16,695

 

“The Elgin-Middlesex-London region is home to some of the finest healthcare institutions in the country,” said Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. “This additional funding will help to support facility improvements and ensure staff and patient safety and comfort.”

 

The government is providing $175 million to hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and $7.6 million to community health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. Funding from the province allows its health care system partners to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators. A total of $50 million from the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund will be used by hospitals for urgent projects, including those that support the health system response to COVID-19, such as upgrading HVAC systems to enhance patient and staff safety, and improving infection prevention and control measures.

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients across the province, including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy, and programs and services delivered by a public health unit.
  • The government is providing $175 million to hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and $7.6 million to community health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
  • For 2021-22, Ontario has increased the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund by three per cent.
  • The government is investing more than $22 billion in capital grants over the next 10 years for health infrastructure projects across Ontario that will lead to $30 billion in health infrastructure.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

  • Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine web page to view the latest provincial data and information on COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 information website to learn more about how the province continues to protect the people of Ontario from the virus.