Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve care for patients closer to home. This funding will help more than 50 hospitals across Ontario improve care for patients by:
- Reducing wait times
- Providing staff with additional clinical education
- Expanding programs in partnership with community organizations.
“Hospitals play a particularly important role in small communities, as providers of care, as employers and as corporate citizens,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “This additional funding will ensure that local hospitals can continue to put patients first by enabling access to care that is close to home.”
For more information on the funding announcement, visit the Government of Ontario website.