Hospitals in Midland and Orillia have received over $3 million in additional funding. This part of the $68 million the Ford government announced to support small-and medium-sized hospitals.
“Our government is supporting local hospitals by ensuring they have the resources they need to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North. “This new investment to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Georgian Bay General Hospital, is another example of how Ontario is support high-quality and timely access to health care, while delivering on our commitment to end hallway health care.”
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital will receive a $1.81 million increase, Georgian Bay General Hospital will receive a $1.27 million increase.
“We’re very grateful to MPP Dunlop and the Ministry of Health for today’s announcement and recognition of the challenges that the current funding formula has on medium size hospitals such as ours.” said Carmine Stumpo, OSMH President and CEO. “The additional funding is a positive step in the right direction toward equitable hospital funding across Ontario.”
There is a province-wide increase in funding of one per cent for 66 small-sized hospitals, 1.5 per cent for 23 medium-sized and multi-site hospitals and targeted funding to assist with unique situations and historical funding challenges.
Photo caption: (L-R) George Cornell, Simcoe County Warden and Mayor of the Township of Tiny, Carmine Stumpo, President and CEO, OSMH, Jill Dunlop, MPP, Simcoe North, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, Al Scott, Chair, OSMH Board of Directors, Steve Clarke, Mayor, City of Orillia