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“Urgent” repairs underway at Ross Memorial Hospital

KAWARTHA LAKES-Urgent repairs are underway at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

Officials say a set of safety doors in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) must be replaced to ensure a safe environment for patients, physicians and staff and a roof replacement is required on the Obstetrical Unit and the 4th floor skywalk (stretching from the Surgical Unit to the orange elevators and stairwell).

Ross Memorial Hospital is receiving $400,000 from the Ontario government for the repairs. It is one of 128 Ontario hospitals receiving Health Renewal Infrastructure Funding.

“We’re grateful for the support of the provincial government through this funding program to address these urgent repair projects,” said Veronica Nelson, RMH Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Maintaining the integrity of our building is vital to our ability to provide a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff, every night and day.”

“The health and safety of patients, families, and staff is a top priority for our Government,” said MPP Scott. “We continue to make investments to improve our health care system and work toward ending hallway health care. I am pleased to see that this funding will enable RMH to undertake important repairs to enhance the safety of their facility.”

The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) assists hospitals in upgrading, improving and maintaining their facilities. Grants through the HIRF supplement hospital needs on a priority basis. This allows hospitals to decide where to invest the money and lets them proceed quickly with projects.



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