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MAHC gets additional funding for more beds

MAHC gets additional funding for more beds

Posted: 2022-05-04 07:38:58 By: thebay

Yesterday, Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka announced that Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare will receive $1.9 million in additional operating funding for the 2022/23 fiscal year which represents an increase of 2.7 per cent over last fiscal year.

Miller says this is part of the Ontario government’s $827 million additional investment to hospitals across the province. This will ensure all publicly funded hospitals receive a minimum two per cent increase to their operating budgets.

In addition, Miller says that as part of its plan to stay open, the government is investing $15,403,000 to provide operational funding for 33 new patient beds at MAHC and investing $550,000 in a surgical innovation project to add Elective/Trauma Orthopedics Service at MAHC in conjunction with Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital.

Miller says “Last year our government addressed the long-standing underfunding of small and medium-sized hospitals. This new investment, along with the announced funding to redevelop both hospital sites, will help ensure our local hospitals can continue to provide great care when and where people need it well into the future.”