January 7, 2020 – The Ontario government has announced that through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) it is investing more than $475,000 into Arnprior Regional Health’s facilities.
“This funding is part of our government’s commitment to invest $27 billion in hospital infrastructure over the next ten years in order to address urgent facility needs that will help enhance patient care and safety for our communities,” said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. “Maintaining hospital infrastructure is critical to ensuring Ontarians have the health care services they depend on while building the capacity we need to end hallway health care.”
Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is using the funding to purchase and install a new ducted air conditioning system in the hospital’s patient care areas.
“The HIRF investment allows us to make a significant upgrade to the patient and family experience by creating a safer and more comfortable environment,” explained Eric Hanna, President and CEO, ARH. “We currently have portable window air conditioning units in our patient rooms, but it is not an ideal system for our patients due to the excessive noise, lack of uniform cooling in rooms and inadequate air filtration. The new system will modernize and upgrade our facility for our patients.”
The work began in late December and will be completed in phases over approximately eight months.
Through the HIRF, the Ontario government is investing in repairs and upgrades for its 131 hospitals.
About Arnprior Regional Health
Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 105-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.
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