Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has announced that local hospitals will receive an additional $5,704,000 in operating funding beginning in 2021/22.
The Ontario government is taking further action to end hallway health care and address the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing investments in hospitals across the province for the third straight year. Local hospitals are receiving:
- Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS), with hospitals in Lion’s Head, Markdale, Meaford, Owen Sound, Southhampton and Wiarton, will receive an additional $4,708,500, which represents an increase of 3.2% to funding received in 2020/21
- South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC), with hospitals in Chesley, Durham, Kincardine and Walkerton, will receive an additional $686,300 which represents an increase of 2% to funding received in 2020/21
- Hanover and District Hospital will receive an additional $309,200, which represents an increase of 2% to funding received in 2020/21
These investments build on the increased investments announced by Walker in 2019 and 2020.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our local hospitals have gone above and beyond to provide exceptional care to patients and families in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound,” said Walker. “This new investment is just one way Ontario is supporting high-quality and timely access to health care both during the pandemic and in the future.”
Over the last three years, the Ontario government has made significant investments in Ontario’s hospitals as part of its plan to end hallway health care. This includes overall sector increases of 2% in 2019-20, 3% in 2020-2021 and most recently, 3.4% in 2021-22.