May 5, 2017
Ontario will invest an additional:
that would provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.
This investment in Guelph and Wellington is part of a 3.1 per cent increase in hospital funding proposed in the 2017 Budget to directly benefit patients at every public hospital across Ontario, and would:
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.
“By increasing our investment to each and every publicly funded hospital in Ontario, patients will be able to connect with specialists faster, have reduced wait times and better access to the procedures they need close to home.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“This increase in funding for Guelph and Wellington County hospitals will help our hospitals to provide local patients with better access to crucial health services and procedures.”
— Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph
“We are fortunate in our community to have good flow in our health system – the rate of patients waiting in hospital for care in a more appropriate place is low compared to other areas and we have some of the best emergency department wait times in Ontario. This additional funding will help us to reduce wait times for vital procedures such as hip and knee replacements and cataract surgeries.”
— Joan Fisk, Chair, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
For more information, contact:
Office of Liz Sandals, MPP
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