Georgetown and Milton hospitals get ‘critical’ funding boost from province

Two Halton Healthcare community hospitals and a local mental health service provider are receiving funding from the Ontario government to support “critical” upgrades and repairs.

The $756,000 funding is part of the government’s $182-million investments on health care this year, which are being disbursed through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund to 131 hospitals and 65 community health service providers throughout the province.

The investments in Halton include:

• $631,249 for Georgetown Hospital and Milton District Hospital

• $125,000 for the Support House

Milton MPP Parm Gill said the funding “will allow our health-care system partners to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs.”

Al Coady, Halton Healthcare’s senior vice president of redevelopment, facilities and retail operations, said the money will allow them to replace roofing and outdated mechanical and building equipment in older sections of the hospitals.

“It is important that we maintain our hospital’s infrastructure and keep all of our facilities in a state of good repair so we can care for patients in a safe and healthy environment,” Coady said in the news release.