Ontario Investing $4.6 Million in Critical Hospital Upgrades and Repairs in Mississauga

Published on January 30, 2020

 

Maintaining hospital infrastructure to ensure a safe environment for patients

NEWS                                                                                                   January 30th, 2020


Mississauga – Ontario is investing in the health and safety of patients as it addresses urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance to help modernize 131 hospitals across the province. Today, Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga – Erin Mills was joined by Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners, at The Credit Valley Hospital to announce that Trillium Health Partners will receive a total of $4,672,219 to maintain their infrastructure and to help ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive care. This is part of the government’s investment of $175 million this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to support hospitals across Ontario.


“Delivering safe, high quality care to patients is our top priority,” said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO at Trillium Health Partners. “This funding will allow us to make critical infrastructure repairs and upgrades across our three sites, including updating our nurse call system to improve patient safety, completing roofing repairs and modernizing some of our elevators. We are grateful for the government’s ongoing partnership and support.”


“These investments will help ensure that patients in Mississauga, Etobicoke and across Peel can receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” said MPP Sabawy. “Seemingly small things like well-functioning roofs, windows or heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators can make the world of difference to a patient’s experience. This funding will help ensure that hospitals across Ontario are able to make the needed upgrades and improvements, so patients and families have access to the reliable, quality care they expect and deserve.”

As the government continues to work toward bringing Ontario’s world class health care system into the 21st century, this funding will help hospitals to address urgent issues. “Ontario has a plan to build a connected and sustainable public health care system centered around the needs of patients, including investing $27 billion over 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects,” said MPP Sabawy. “Maintaining hospital infrastructure is one more example of how we are working towards ensuring that Ontarians have the health care services they can depend on while building the capacity we need to end hallway health care.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
  • Trillium Health Partners will receive the total of $4,672,219  
    • Credit Valley Hospital - $3,300,000  
    • Mississauga Hospital - $975,000
    • Queensway Health Centre - $400,000
  • In addition, Ontario is investing $7.2 million to address ongoing urgent and/or emergent infrastructure renewal needs for community health service providers who met specific criteria on a priority basis, through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

 

QUOTES:

Deepak Anand, MPP for Mississauga – Malton “With continual review and renewal, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have long lasting results . . . This Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund does exactly that by helping hospitals renovate and build the essential things needed to run the hospital so that they can better focus on keeping Ontarians healthy. This will also ensure that our health care continues to be at a world class level so that Ontarians receive the best health care they deserve.”


Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga – Lakeshore “The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government, that’s why we must make the necessary investments in our hospitals now, to ensure our providers have the facilities they need to continue to provide excellent quality care to patients. This funding will help ensure hospitals in Mississauga — and across Ontario — are able to make the needed upgrades, improvements, and maintenance, so patients and families have access to the reliable, quality care that they expect and deserve.”


Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke – Lakeshore “Our Government has a concrete plan to end Hallway Health Care in Ontario. Today’s announcement will ensure Trillium Health Partners can continue to provide high quality care to the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore.”


Natalia Kusendova, MPP for Mississauga – Centre “As a registered nurse and the Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Centre, I welcome this much needed funding to support hospital infrastructure in our city and beyond. The $4.6 million dollars that Trillium Health Partners is receiving is part of our government’s $175 million dollar commitment to upgrade, maintain and replace infrastructure at hospitals across Ontario. This funding will promote the safety, comfort and dignity of Mississauga patients and their families who will be accessing care at one of the three THP sites.”


Kaleed Rasheed, Mississauga East – Cooksville “Our government continues to deliver on our plan to make Ontario prosper. This announcement is a great part of our comprehensive plan to end hallway health care. The announced funding will ensure that Ontarians in Mississauga receive the best possible care. I am proud of the great work our province is doing to make our health care system work for the people.”


Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga – Streetsville “This funding of over $4.6 million to Trillium Health Partners alone underscores our government’s commitment to ending hallway health care and ensuring Ontarians and Mississaugians get the care they expect and deserve.”

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MEDIA CONTACT
Alex Hilkene | Ministry of Health
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