Ontario investing in hospital upgrades and repairs in Lindsay

By Lindsay Advocate

Ontario Investing in Hospital Upgrades and Repairs in Lindsay

The Ontario government is investing $175 million this year to address critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance in 129 hospitals across the province, including $50 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects.

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay will receive $500,000 for 2020 and 2021 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

This funding will support their Pharmacy Clean Room Project to meet the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) standards.

As the government continues to work toward bringing Ontario’s health care system into the 21st century, this funding will help hospitals address urgent issues such as upgrades or for the replacement of roofs, windows, security systems, backup generators and fire alarms.

These projects will also support hospitals in their ongoing response to COVID-19.

“Having a sterile environment where pharmaceutical drugs are stored and drawn is essential to providing quality patient care. This funding will allow RMH to meet important safety standards and continue to deliver accessible and high-quality care for the patients and families in our community,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

“This funding for our Pharmacy Clean Room project will support safe and effective medication delivery for our patients and ensure that our pharmacy program can meet required safety standards. We’re grateful for the support of the MOH on this important project,” added Kelly Isfan, Ross Memorial Hospital president and CEO.

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