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  • Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Building Better, More Modern Facilities in York Region

KING-VAUGHAN — As part of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the Ontario government is improving hospital and community care by investing over $704,170.00 this year to support critical upgrades and repairs at hospitals and community health facilities in Mackenzie Health. This funding is part of the government’s investment of over $208 million provided through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund to 131 hospitals and 58 community health facilities across the province.


“Hard-working King and Vaughan families deserve high-quality health care that’s delivered in modern, state-of-the-art facilities, which is why my top priority as MPP was to open the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital -- the first net new Hospital in a generation,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan. “By investing in better healthcare at Mackenzie Health, our government is taking action to ensure that we deliver quality and timely care to local families and seniors in their time of need."

“I welcome the Ministry of Health's funding announcement for critical care upgrades and repairs in Richmond Hill. This investment and upgrades will enhance patient experiences and help connect our residents to the care they need, closer to home,” said Daisy Wai, MPP for Richmond Hill. “I commend the Ontario government for their commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure and delivering world-class care to Richmond Hill.”


Investments include:


Hospital Name Total 2023-24 HIRF Funding Total 2022-23 HIRF Funding

Mackenzie Health $704,170.00 $629,961.00



Ontario is providing $200 million to hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and over $8.4 million to community health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding from the province allows its health care system partners to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.


“Ensuring Ontario’s hospitals and community health facilities have the infrastructure in place to deliver the high-quality care patients expect and deserve is a priority for our government,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This year’s increased funding will help these facilities address priority renewal needs while ensuring people can continue to receive the world-class care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.”


“I welcome the Ministry of Health's funding announcement for critical care upgrades and repairs in Richmond Hill. This investment and upgrades will enhance patient experiences and help connect our residents to the care they need, closer to home,” said Daisy Wai, MPP for Richmond Hill. “I commend the Ontario government for their commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure and delivering world-class care to Richmond Hill.”


“The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) and Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) investments will provide crucial support to our hospitals and healthcare providers across the province to continue delivering world class healthcare in our communities,” said Michael Parsa, MPP for Aurora - Oak Ridges – Richmond Hill. “We recognize the vital role of health and community infrastructure play in our health care system and our government is committed to supporting the HIRF and CIRF.”


"With an investment of over $704,170.00 this year, our commitment to community health is resolute,” says Logan Kanapathi, MPP for Markham - Thornhill. “Through Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, Mackenzie Health will benefit from essential upgrades and repairs, backed by the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. This funding reflects our dedication to strengthening healthcare infrastructure and ensuring a healthier tomorrow for Markham - Thornhill and York Region."


“We are grateful for the Ministry of Health's ongoing support and funding for critical upgrades and repairs at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital as part of the Ontario government’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. With this funding, we will be able to address essential needs such as roof repairs and the replacement of our emergency generator system,” said Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health. “These improvements are vital to maintaining a safe and efficient environment for our patients and staff and will complement our larger effort to refresh Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital so that we can continue to meet the growing needs of our community and improve the experience for everyone who comes through our doors. Thank you to the provincial government for their continued support and commitment to the residents of western York Region.”


With Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the province is moving quickly to expand and modernize Ontario’s hospitals to ensure patients and their families are able to connect to the quality care they need, when they need it, closer to home.


QUICK FACTS:


  • This year, Ontario has increased the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund by over 14 per cent and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund by over 10 per cent.

  • Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients across the province, including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy, and programs and services delivered by a public health unit.

  • Ontario’s investments over the next 10 years will lead to nearly $50 billion in health infrastructure across the province.

  • As of the end of 2022, Ontario approved 50 hospital development projects that will build more than 3,000 new hospital beds in communities across the province over the next 10 years.

  • As of the end of 2022, Ontario has approved 50 hospital development projects that will create more than 3,000 new hospital beds in communities across the province by 2032.



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