Mississauga’s hospitals get $3.8 million to upgrade elevators and fix roofs
Published November 15, 2021 at 10:17 am
Mississauga’s hospitals have received $3.8 million from the Ontario government to help them repair, maintain and upgrade their facilities.
The money, announced on Friday, is specifically earmarked for an upgrade of the elevators in addition to roofing and paving projects at Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) three sites—Mississauga and Credit Valley hospitals in Mississauga and Queensway Health Centre in neighbouring Etobicoke.
The cash is part of the provincial government’s $182.6-million investment provided via the Health Infrastructure and Community Infrastructure renewal funds.
THP officials say the money will allow them to make “critical infrastructure repairs and upgrades” to help ensure a safer environment for patients.
“Our top priority is delivering safe, exceptional care to our patients and we know the physical environment plays an important role in the comfort, healing and recovery during a patient’s experience,” said THP president and CEO Karli Farrow.
Mississauga–Lakeshore MPP Rudy Cuzzetto, on hand for Friday’s announcement at Mississauga Hospital, said the health and safety of patients is a top priority, especially given unprecedented times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we were joined by our local MPPs to announce a $3.8 million investment from the government of Ontario to support critical health infrastructure upgrades, repairs and maintenance at THP. 🏗️🦺
— Trillium Health Partners (@THP_hospital) November 12, 2021
“That’s why we’re making this investment to maintain and upgrade our hospitals, to ensure our providers have the facilities they need to continue to respond to COVID-19, and to improve the quality of care for all patients,” said Cuzzetto.
The government funding allows hospitals to address urgent needs such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and backup generators, Cuzzetto noted.
Money is also being used by hospitals across Ontario on projects to help them respond to the pandemic, such as plans to upgrade HVAC systems to enhance patient and staff safety, and improve infection prevention and control measures.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies