DURHAM: MPP Granville Anderson visited Port Perry hospital, on July 12th, to announce repairs and upgrades coming to Lakeridge Health.
“This year, Ontario is investing $175-million to upgrade 121 hospitals across our great province,” MPP Anderson said. “This is an increase of $50-million from last year and $190-million more than what was spent in 2013 and 2014.”
The 2017 balanced budget included a $7-billion injection into the health care system. The investment in health care will improve access to care, enhance patients experience, expand mental health and addiction services, and improve patient’s recovery time.
“The Lakeridge Health Hospitals will receive roughly $2.6-million to make critical health care improvements.”
This money comes directly from the provincial government’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. The Port Perry hospital will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from this fund.
“Here in Port Perry, specifically, $125,000 will be allocated to implement fire suppression and sprinklers, and about $400,000 will be allocated to update electronic controls,” MPP Anderson said.
Some of the improvements to Lakeridge Health’s facilities include upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms, and backup generators.
“These repairs and upgrades are crucial to ensuring all patients get the help they need, now and in the future. By upgrading our hospitals’ infrastructure, we are helping Ontarians get the best health care close to home,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
MPP Anderson said he is happy with the coming investments to Port Perry hospital and Lakeridge Health’s facilities.
“This investment in health care will help our workers to continue to provide great care but in better and safer environments,” he said.