KAWARTHA LAKES-Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock announced Ross Memorial Hospital is receiving an additional $1.9 million in operating funding, representing a 2.4% increase over last year.
In addition Scott says the Ontario government is investing $2,628,000 to add 12 patient beds to Ross Memorial Hospital.
“This additional investment and annual commitment for 12 patient beds is fantastic news for community members here in Kawartha Lakes,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “Ross Memorial Hospital has gone above and beyond to support patients and families during the pandemic and this funding will help address increased pressure on the healthcare system and help more local residents get the care they need, when they need it.”
“Ross Memorial Hospital is extremely grateful for the Ministry of Health’s investment into patient care at our hospital,” said Kelly Isfan, President and CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital. “The increase in operational funding will help the hospital address infrastructure needs and support our team of dedicated health care professionals. Our 12 new patient beds increase the hospital’s capacity to be flexible and ensure the delivery of exceptional care to members of our community.”
The increased annual investment is part of the Ontario government’s increase from last year according to Scott. This will ensure all publicly funded hospitals receive a minimum two per cent increase to their operating budgets to help them better meet patient needs, while building a stronger, more resilient health care system.
“Ontario’s hospitals have been unwavering in their commitment to protect the health and wellbeing of Ontarians, and our government is committed to ensuring that they have the resources needed to recover from the pandemic and meet the ongoing needs of the communities they serve,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “By increasing investments in hospitals provincewide, our government is helping to ensure that patients have access to the high-quality care they need, when and where they need it.”