Ontario is improving access to care in Guelph, helping to reduce wait times and support increased access to services that patients and families rely on.
Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph was at Guelph General Hospital in Guelph to highlight the new investment. Guelph General Hospital is receiving $656,400 more and St. Joseph’s Health Centre is receiving $105,200 more, this year, to improve access to care and reduce the length of hospital stays for patients and families in Guelph.
Recently announced in the 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, the new investment from the province ensures that all public hospitals in Ontario have received, at a minimum, a two per cent increase to their base funding this year. Additional funding has been provided to hospitals to support population growth and changing health care needs in their communities.
Improving access to hospital services is part of the government’s plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which provides patients with faster access to the right care; better home and community care; the information they need to live healthy; and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.
“I am very pleased that our government is making investments in Guelph General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre to help these facilities to continue to provide high quality health services to our community. This new investment will help to reduce wait times and to support increased access to services that our citizens need. ”
– Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph
“In recent years, hospitals have become more efficient while improving patient care, even as they face increased demand for services. Through this additional investment, our government is committed to ensuring hospitals maintain a high level of care to address the increased health care needs of a growing and aging population.”
- Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“On behalf of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), I would like to thank the Government of Ontario for supporting hospitals with this needed investment as they work to provide care to patients under challenging circumstances. The resources made available, thanks to today’s announcement, will help ensure continued access to high quality health services in communities across Ontario.”
– Anthony Dale, President and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association
“Local clinicians, staff and volunteers are doing an exceptional job on the front-line caring for residents. Because of them, we’ve seen significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of care. Our hospitals continue to see more patients with more complex care needs. This additional funding will support our hospitals in reducing wait times and improving flow through the health care system.”
– Bruce Lauckner, CEO, Waterloo Wellington LHIN
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