Ontario Investing in Hospital Upgrades, Repairs and Maintenance at Baycrest Hospital

Published on February 13, 2019

Robin Martin, MPP for Eglinton-Lawrence and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced today that Baycrest Hospital will receive $2,998,481 in funding this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.

“The health and safety of patients and families is a priority for our government,” said Martin. “That’s why we must make the necessary investments to ensure Baycrest and other hospitals across Ontario have the facilities they need to continue to provide excellent quality care to patients.”

Baycrest will utilize funding under the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to support the modernization of seven hospital elevators, three air handling units, improve accessibility and complete the Nurse Call project.

“This important funding will allow Baycrest to ensure our infrastructure is renewed to provide added reliability, functionality and capacity to key facilities on campus, and will position Baycrest to enhance the care needs of patients and their families in our hospital,” said Baycrest President and CEO, Dr. William Reichman.

Ontario’s Government for the People is prioritizing the health and safety of patients by providing 128 hospitals across the province with funding to upgrade, repair and maintain their facilities, while moving forward quickly to address challenges facing the health care system and end hallway health care. As this important work continues, this funding will allow hospitals to address urgent issues, including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.

“Our government is investing in essential health care projects to ensure the people of Ontario will have health care services they can depend on now and for future generations,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Christine Elliott. “We will continue to listen to the patients and the people who plan and work on the frontlines. Together, we will create a health care system that works for the people of Ontario.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Baycrest Hospital is receiving $2,998,481 in funding this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
  • This funding will support the modernization of seven hospital elevators, three air handling units, improve accessibility and complete the Nurse Call project.
  • Ontario is investing $175 million in repairs and upgrades to 128 hospitals this year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
  • In 2018-2019, the government has invested an additional $90 million for 1,100 beds and spaces in hospitals and the community, including the creation of over 640 new beds and spaces.