Ontario Building Better, More Modern Facilities at Timmins and District Hospital
Investments in critical upgrades and repairs connecting Ontarians to care, closer to home
July 11, 2023
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TIMMINS — The Ontario government is investing $2 million this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to help Timmins and District Hospital complete critical upgrades and repairs that will create a safer, more comfortable space for people and their families connecting to care and services at the hospital.
“Our government is making investments to ensure Ontario’s hospitals and community health infrastructure continue to be state-of-the-art facilities closer to home,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This funding will help Timmins and District Hospital address priority infrastructure needs so they can continue to provide world-class health care in the community.”
This funding is part of the government’s investment of over $208 million this year to support critical upgrades and repairs at 131 hospitals and 58 community health care facilities across the province. This funding helps Ontario’s health care system partners address urgent infrastructure renewal needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
As part of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the province is moving quickly to expand and modernize Ontario’s hospitals to ensure patients and their families can connect to the quality care they need, when they need it, closer to home.
- This year, Ontario has increased the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund by over 14 per cent and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund by over 10 per cent.
- Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients across the province, including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy, and programs and services delivered by a public health unit.
- Ontario’s investments over the next 10 years will lead to nearly $50 billion in health infrastructure across the province.
- As of the end of 2022, Ontario approved 50 hospital development projects that will build more than 3,000 new hospital beds in communities across the province over the next 10 years.
“Our government is building stronger communities by investing in healthcare facilities across the north. This $2 million investment through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund will complete important upgrades in Timmins so people can get the care they need close to home. I am proud to be part of a government that puts the people first and is delivering results for Timmins and all of Northern Ontario.”
– George Pirie
MPP for Timmins
“The Timmins and District Hospital is incredibly appreciative of the support and additional funding to address critical upgrades and repairs. Our hospital operates in a 30 year old building, and this investment will allow us to make vital repairs to our aging HVAC system. These repairs will ensure that our hospital continues to provide a safe environment for our patients, their families, our staff and physicians.”
– Kate Fyfe
President and CEO, Timmins and District Hospital
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