Our vision to build a healthier community got a significant boost today. As part of the 2017 Provincial Budget, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has received a commitment from the Government of Ontario for funding toward the redevelopment of our hospital system. This is part of a 10-year plan to invest $20 billion in hospital infrastructure project.
HHS is in the process of seeking government approval for a series of proposals to reinvigorate our hospital services and facilities over the next 20 years, as part of an initiative called Our Healthy Future.
“Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to securing that care for generations to come.”
While there is still a lot of planning and discussion to come, this early commitment by the government to our priority projects is a significant vote of confidence in the direction we are pursuing. Additionally, HHS will share in further commitment by the government to increase operating funding to hospitals by $518 million.
“We’re proud of the care we provide to people and families from our local communities and across Ontario,” says HHS president and CEO, Rob MacIsaac. “Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to securing that care for generations to come.”
The hard work of our staff, physicians and community partners has helped get us to this point, and we are looking forward to a very bright, healthy future.