Brampton Civic Hospital receives base funding from Province of Ontario to open all 608 beds
The Province of Ontario, part of its fall economic statement recognized that there is a need to invest more in hospitals. There have been a number of years of constraint and we have worked with hospitals and hospitals have done a great job in changing their practices, in improving their triage processes in emergency rooms. But there is a need for more investment. Yesterday there was $140 million that recognizes that there needs to be more support for hospitals, particularly around emergency rooms, and we understand that and we will continue to work with the system. But the fall economic statement actually acknowledged exactly that.
The provincial government will offer up enough funding for a full complement of patient beds. The funding supports the opening of all 608 beds at the Brampton Civic Hospital with the increase in base funding that the William Osler Health System will receive. This funding will be used to address patient volumes and support improved lengths of stay in the emergency department.
This announcement by Finance Minister, Charles Sousa came after the announcement of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness on Lynch Street that will be opening in 2017. On top of the $345 million that the Government has put in place in the budget, work on making sure that people get care in the community is also progressively being done. At the same time, maintaining and improving the services that people get in hospitals. It’s that balance between the care that people get in community and the need, obviously to make sure that our hospitals continue to be excellent and continue to improve.
“Thisannouncement has come at a time where the community is excited about the investments that Brampton is receiving,including the base funding to the William Osler Health System that will expand services in Brampton and also the University that will be coming to the city. These announcements are significant as the community continues to grow and are a part of enhanced delivery of health services.” – HarinderMalhi, MPP, Brampton- Springdale