Ontario announced today it will invest more than $6.2 million in the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Haliburton Highlands Health Services Corporation and Ross Memorial Hospital.
“These important investments in Peterborough, Lindsay and Minden will help strengthen the patient experience throughout our Central Eastern Ontario hospitals. Investing in healthcare is a priority for our government and I am pleased that we are making it easier for residents to access the services they need closer to home.” said Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough
It’s part of a 3.1 per cent increase in hospital funding proposed in the 2017 Budget and the Province says it will provide more access to cardiac services, critical care, organ/tissue donations and transplants, rare disease care, and bariatric services, as well as support for new and redeveloped hospitals. It’s also meant to improve access and reduce wait times for chemotherapy, stroke treatments, hip and knee replacements, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs)
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care says “By increasing our investment to each and every publicly funded hospital in Ontario, patients will be able to connect with specialists faster, have reduced wait times and better access to the procedures they need close to home.”