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KDH, BGH receive new funding from Ontario government

Nearly $2-million in provincial funding for infrastructure improvements has come to two Leeds-Grenville hospitals.

MPP Steve Clark made the announcement Friday morning, with $1.2-million going towards the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) and $680,808 going to the Brockville General Hospital (BGH).

The money is part of a $175-million investment from the province’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, and a $7.6-million investment from its Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. 

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones says the money’s meant to go towards upgrades and repairs for things like security systems and backup generators, as well as building maintenance and upkeep.

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“These funds will enable KDH to continue to participate in a stronger and better-connected health care system that offers care closer to home,” says KDH Chief Executive Officer Frank Vassallo. “I would also like to thank Steve Clark, MPP, for his unwavering support and advocacy on our behalf.”

BGH President and CEO Nick Vlacholias agrees, saying the money his hospital received will help modernize aging systems. “Thank you for investing in our trusted healthcare workers, so they may continue to deliver the safe, high-quality care that our community has grown to expect,” he says.

Another facility, a primary care provider in Portland, also received $11,300 as part of the investment. 

You can learn more about the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund on the Ontario government’s website.

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