PROVINCE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL HOSPITALS
For March 26, 2009
CHATHAM – Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Pat Hoy is reminding residents that Hospital funding in Ontario has increased from $10.9 billion in 2003/04 to $14.3 billion in 2008/09, an overall 31.1% increase.
“No government in history has invested more in the provision of health care than has the McGuinty government. Our local residents in Chatham-Kent Essex have benefited from improved hospital care thanks to a $10.7 million increase in funding this fiscal year,” said Hoy.
“We’re making sure that local residents continue to receive the best health care possible by supporting the services they receive in our hospitals,” said Hoy. “With this funding, our government is ensuring that Leamington, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex hospitals have the resources they need to provide critical programs and services for the benefit of patients.”
Hoy said funding for the 2008-09 fiscal year includes:
“We have followed through on our commitment to local health care and patients,” said Hoy. “Hospitals are no longer closing as in the past, we are revitalizing them with innovation and working with our partners to deliver high quality public health care.”
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