To The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—Haldimand and Norfolk hospitals have received an increase in annual funding. These funds are outside of what the hospitals have already received to deal with COVID-19.
Both West Haldimand General Hospital in Hagersville and Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville will see a 2% increase over last year. This translates into an additional $238,300 and $268,900 respectively for the two hospitals, which are considered ‘small’ according to provincial standards.
Norfolk General Hospital, a medium-sized hospital, will get a 5.3% bump, or a little over $2 million in additional funding. The Ontario Government has also met the wishes of medium-sized hospitals for annualized funding — something these hospitals have been requesting for several years.
“Given the fact the minimum increase across the province was 1%, I feel our local hospitals fared well,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “Our local hospitals serve our communities well and we’ve seen how vital they are to all of us especially over the past few months. On top of this, management has long been finding efficiencies without compromising patient care.”