ARH Receives Funding from the 2017 Provincial Budget

Arnprior Regional Health Receives Funding from the 2017 Provincial Budget

Eastern Ontario Hospitals will receive a $2.5 Million boost from the recent provincial budget. This funding is to provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.

This investment in these hospitals is part of a 3.1 per cent increase in hospital funding proposed in the 2017 Budget to directly benefit patients at every public hospital across Ontario, and would:

  • Provide more access to cardiac services, critical care, organ/tissue donations and transplants, rare disease care, and bariatric services, as well as support for new and redeveloped hospitals
  • Improve access and reduce wait times for chemotherapy, stroke treatments, hip and knee replacements, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs)
  • Support service delivery by hospitals in high-growth communities, as well as small, medium, northern and rural hospitals, and mental health and stand-alone paediatric hospitals.

Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.

“This new funding will help create a stronger health system by increasing access to important hospital services. Through these additional investments, people will receive more effective and efficient care in a health system that is becoming more and more integrated and accountable,” said Chantale LeClerc, CEO, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

The funding boost for Arnprior Regional Health is welcome relief after several years of hospital funding increases that have not kept pace with the incremental costs incurred by the hospital, noted Eric Hanna President and CEO. Arnprior Regional Health, which also operates the Grove Nursing Home, noted that incremental operating funding will also be provided to the nursing home. “These funding increases coupled with other the completion of strategic priorities such as a redeveloped and increased size of the nursing home will allow ARH achieve its vision of together we will create a healthy community,” concluded Eric Hanna.

QUICK FACTS

  • Each of Ontario’s 141 hospitals will receive a minimum 2 percent increase in its base funding in 2017–18.
  • Hospital operating funding in Ontario has increased more than 58 percent from, $11.3 billion in 2003-04 to $18 billion in 2017-18. –18 — a 3.8 per cent increase from the previous year.

Seven hospitals in Eastern Ontario will receive over $2.5 million in additional funding:

  • Deep River and District Hospital Corporation will receive $123,000
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital will receive $152,7000
  • Renfrew Victoria Hospital will receive $470,000
  • Arnprior Regional Health will receive $297,000
  • Pembroke Regional Hospital will receive $1,073,015
  • Kemptville District Hospital will receive $352,700
  • Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital will receive $205,360
  • Ontario also plans to invest an additional $9 billion over 10 years in capital grants to hospitals to build modern infrastructure. About 34 hospital projects are now underway across the province.

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For more information, please contact:

Wendy Knechtel
Manager of Communications
Arnprior Regional Health
613-623-7962 x293

The funding boost for Arnprior Regional Health is welcome relief after several years of hospital funding increases that have not kept pace with the incremental costs incurred by the hospital, noted Eric Hanna President and CEO. Arnprior Regional Health, which also operates the Grove Nursing Home, noted that incremental operating funding will also be provided to the nursing home. These funding increases coupled with other the completion of strategic priorities such as a redeveloped and increased size of the nursing home will allow ARH achieve its vision of “together we will create a healthy community” concluded Eric Hanna.

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