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Perth/Wellington gets funding for hospitals' operations

Funding will help build the capacity needed to end hallway health care and ensure people continue to receive world-class care, deputy premier and minister of health Sylvia Jones said of new hospital funding, including more than $2.2 million for Stratford General Hospital
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MPP for Perth-Wellington Matthew Rae announced late Friday that hospitals within Perth and Wellington counties would get more than $4.3 million in funding through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) to support operations in local hospitals.

“This funding is essential for our hospitals to continue providing the best care possible in our rural communities,” Rae said. “The highest quality care requires the highest quality equipment and facilities. This funding will provide that.”

According to the news release issued on Rae's behalf, hospitals will receive $175 million as part of the HIRF, and over $7.6 million will be given to community health service providers through the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF).

The provincial funding will help address "urgent infrastructure needs", including upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms and back-up generators, the release says. 

“The Ontario Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Program provides consistent, annual funding to support maintaining hospital infrastructure such as boilers, roofs, generators and fire sprinkler systems,” said Karl Ellis, Listowel and Wingham Hospital Alliance president and CEO. “We are grateful that this funding is available to keep our hospital facilities in Listowel and Wingham up to date.”

Perth-Wellington HIRF funding for 2022-23 provided by the Ministry of Health follows below:



Total 2022-23 HIRF Funding

Listowel Memorial Hospital


North Wellington Health Care Corporation


St. Marys Memorial Hospital


Stratford General Hospital




“Our government is making investments to ensure Ontario’s hospitals and community health infrastructure continue to be state-of-the-art facilities,” said Sylvia Jones, deputy premier and minister of health. “This funding will also help build the capacity we need to end hallway health care and ensure people continue to receive world-class care.”