Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve patient care close to home.
July 20, 2015 – Trent hills, ON
This funding will help more than 50 small hospitals across Ontario improve care for patients through measures such as:
- Reducing wait times
- Providing staff with additional clinical education
- Expanding programs in partnership with community organizations.
Today, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital in Northumberland County to announce this funding. The minister also marked the opening of the new Hastings Field House, which, beginning August 30th, will offer a six-month program for people with vascular disease, including those who have suffered a heart attack or stroke. The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention will include education, self-management training and exercise for people with vascular disease.
Investing in small hospitals across Ontario 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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