Ontario spending $125 million in hospital upgrades
Ontario is providing approximately $125 million in 2015-16 to hospitals across the province.
Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement on August 19 at Toronto East General Hospital, which will receive approximately $1.7 million in 2015-16.
Across Ontario, 128 hospitals will receive Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) grants.
The projects will include:
- Structural upgrades such as roof replacements and new windows
- Upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
- Improvements such as upgrading back-up generators
- Upgraded fire alarm systems and other work needed to address requirements under the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code.
In the 2015 Budget, the province committed to spending $11 billion on hospital capital grants over 10 years.