Fifty nine community health organizations across Ontario will receive $4.1 million in maintenance funding to repair and upgrade 70 care facilities, so patients can continue to receive high-quality care.
Funds will be released in 2016 to 2017. Projects may include upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, HVAC systems and fire alarms.
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the investment at South Riverdale Community Health Centre, which will receive $265,000 this year through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) for upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and to make washrooms and facilities wheelchair accessible. This is the first round of maintenance funding through the CIRF.
“Providing infrastructure funding to community health service providers is part of our commitment to put patients first and ensures that Ontarians receive care in a safe and healthy environment, said Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins. “Important investments like this one help to build a health care system that delivers high-quality care today and a sustainable system in the future.”