The following video presents 2016 Budget Includes Increase to NHH and CMH:
“As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is continuing to make greater investment in the Northumberland County health care system and across the province to give Ontarians faster access to the right care, now and in the future. In 2016-17, the government would be investing $51.8 billion in health care, including Northumberland Hills Hospital and Campbellford Memorial Hospital…..”
Ontario recently announced that it will provide $175 million in 2016-17 to hospitals across the province — an increase of $50 million over last year’s funding — to keep them in a state of good repair.
- Projects may include upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, HVAC systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) investments in 2016-17 in Toronto-area hospitals include:
- More than $2.8 million for Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital)
- More than $1.3 million for St. Joseph’s Health Centre
- More than $5.5 million for St. Michael’s Hospital
- $10 million for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- More than $4.3 million for The Hospital for Sick Children
- $10 million for the University Health Network.
Ontario also plans to invest $12 billion over 10 years in capital grants to hospitals to build modern infrastructure. About 35 major hospital projects are now underway across the province. Ontario is also increasing provincewide funding to hospitals this year by more than $345 million. This is part of a total investment of $51.8 billion in health care — a 2 per cent increase over last year.