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Ontario increases funding to Ottawa hospitals by over $19m

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The government is increasing funding to Ottawa hospitals by over $19 million across Ontario to give people faster access to the right care.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the expanded support for 2016-2017 at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa with Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

The government will provide the increased funding to four Ottawa hospitals: over $5 million for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, over $1.7 million for Hôpital Montfort, over $1.8 million for the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, and over $11 million for The Ottawa Hospital.

Ontario will increase funding to hospitals this year by more than $345 million provincewide. This is part of a total investment of $51.8 billion in health care - a $1 billion increase over last year.

The province also plans to invest $12 billion over 10 years in capital grants to hospitals to build modern infrastructure.

About 35 major hospital projects are now underway across Ontario.

Increased investment in health care is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care.

This plan provides patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to live healthy and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.

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