GEORGETOWN, ON – Ontario is investing in the health and safety of patients as it addresses urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 131 hospitals across the province to help keep them in good working order.

Today, Parm Gill, MPP for Milton, announced that Ontario will invest $175 million this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to help hospitals across the province maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care. As part of this investment, Halton Healthcare will receive over $564,000.

“These investments will help ensure that patients in Milton and Halton Region can receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” said MPP Gill. “The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund will help ensure that hospitals across Ontario are able to make the needed upgrades and improvements, so patients and families have access to the reliable, quality care they expect and deserve.”

 As the government continues to work toward bringing Ontario’s world class health care system into the 21st century, this funding will help hospitals to address urgent issues, including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.

“We are pleased to be receiving $564,369 this year for essential upgrades and improvements to our Milton and Georgetown hospitals. Projects include waterline and air handling unit replacements; updates to outdated lighting and plumbing; and, roof replacement. These investments help to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings and ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff. We thank the Government of Ontario for these investments and for helping us to achieve our vision of providing exemplary patient experiences, always,” said Denise Hardenne, President and CEO of Halton Healthcare.

“We have a plan to build a connected and sustainable public health care system centred around the needs of patients, including investing $27 billion over 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects,” continued MPP Gill. “Maintaining hospital infrastructure is one more example of how we are working towards ensuring that Ontarians have the health care services they can depend on while building the capacity we need to end hallway health care.”