Area hospitals receive $1.8 million investment

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By Nick Seebruch
Area hospitals receive $1.8 million investment
Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH)

CORNWALL, Ontario – Stormont, Dundas, and South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell announced that his Progressive Conservative government under Premier Doug Ford was investing $1.8 million in hospitals in his riding.

The money will be divided as follows amongst the region’s three hospitals.

  • Cornwall Community Hospital – $818,349
  • Glengarry Memorial Hospital – $800,000
  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital- $212,535

“These investments will help ensure that patients in our local hospitals can receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” McDonell said. “Seemingly small things like well-functioning roofs, windows or heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators can make the world of difference to a patient’s experience. This funding 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.”

The province had planned to invest $175 million in Ontario hospitals in 2019.

“Ontario has 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,” said McDonell. “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.”

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