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Ontario investing $9 billion more in health care construction

Staff Writer |
As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is proposing to spend an additional $9 billion to support the construction of new hospital projects across the province.

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This would bring Ontario's total planned investment in hospital infrastructure to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years.

Premier Kathleen Wynne was joined today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga to announce the new funding.

These new investments will allow hospitals to renovate existing facilities and build new ones, addressing a growing demand for health care services and a need for innovative models of care.

Essential improvements and expansions would include emergency rooms, surgical facilities and patient spaces across the province, from big cities to remote communities.

The province is committing to several new priority major hospital projects that will give patients access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

They will also ensure that Ontario's health system remains sustainable into the future.

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