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Friday, November 22, 2019

Extra Funding For Hanover Hospital

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Hospital CEO comments following one-time funding announcement from Ontario government.

As part of the Province's initiative to end hallway health care, the Hanover and District Hospital is receiving an additional 144 thousand dollars in one-time funding.

It's not often that a hospital receives additional one-time funding grants, as such President and CEO Dana Howes says the Hanover and District Hospital is strategizing on how to best invest the additional grant dollars.

Howes says they want to be very deliberate on how they spend money; cognitive of the fact that they want to be good stewards of public dollars.

The goal is to use the dollars to improve patient flow and care.

This could include: the purchase of new capital equipment, examining processes as well as efficiencies.

Howes says Christmas has come early to many small and medium hospitals across Ontario who also received additional one-time funding from the province.

She says the extra 144 thousand dollars came as a complete surprise to the Hanover and District Hospital and she welcomes the opportunity to use the funds to make improvements.

Recently Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker announced that three local hospital corporations would be receiving $6.6 million dollars in funding from the province.

$144 thousand dollar increase for the Hanover and District Hospital

$6.19 million increase for the Grey Brue Health Services 

$327 thousand dollar increase for the South Bruce Grey Health Centre.

Walker says "Our government is supporting local hospitals by ensuring they have the resources they need to meet the growing needs of our community."

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