St. Catharines' Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will receive $605,237 in provincial support for the 2022-23 fiscal year through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. (Photo: Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre)
Niagara area hospitals are about to get a $2 million shot in the arm from Ontario’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
The Niagara-area funding is part of over $182 million being given to 131 hospitals and 65 community health service providers across the province.
Niagara Health (all Niagara hospitals) will receive $1,308,967, while Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will receive $605,237 in provincial support.
The Oak Centre in Welland will receive $41,576, Arid Recovery Homes in Fort Erie will receive $27,503 and Wayside House of St. Catharines will receive $29,103 through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
“These key investments at Niagara Health and Hotel Dieu Shaver through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, as well as our local health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund, demonstrate the commitment of our government to local health care and hospital infrastructure in Niagara,” said Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff.
“The support is part of a provincial effort to build capacity and end hallway health care.”
Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO of Niagara Health, said they were appreciative of the “government’s ongoing investments in hospitals.”
“The Ontario government has been a strong infrastructure partner of Niagara Health, and this investment will ensure our hospital facilities provide a safe environment for patients and families.”
Funding outside the Niagara region that still affects the area includes $6,080,931 to Hamilton Health Sciences, which operates West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby and $198,092 to Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville, which is the closest hospital to the western end of Wainfleet.