Ontario investing Over $26 Million in Health Care for Hamilton
– Hamilton, ON
The province is continuing to strengthen Ontario’s health care system to give Ontarians faster access to the right care, now and in the future. As part of the province’s $51.8 billion investment in health care this year, Ontario will be investing over $26 million in health care for Hamilton.
Hamilton patients will benefit from:
•$10.3 million increase in operating funding for Hamilton Health Sciences
•$3.6 million increase in operating funding for St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton
•Approximately $10 million to Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, to expand capacity for the treatment of stem cell transplantation patients
•A planning grant of $2.5 million to Hamilton Health Sciences to support early planning for potential future infrastructure investments
•New investments in Chronic Pain Programs, with $1.48 million per year for Hamilton Health Sciences and $486,000 per year at St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton
•More than $237,000 for the continuation of the local Community Paramedicine pilot program that helps seniors and other patients live independently, and reduce emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
Through recent actions to transform health care, the province has increased patients’ access to primary care, provided more care for people at home, and reduced wait times for surgeries, diagnostic procedures and emergency department care.
Increasing investments in health care 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.
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