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Concerning the story that appeared in your publication, Well being Coalition apprehensive about way forward for small rural hospitals.

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Concerning the story that appeared in your publication, Well being Coalition apprehensive about way forward for small rural hospitals.

With an growing older inhabitants, we can not afford to stay mired within the previous pondering of the previous provincial authorities. It’s time to cease investing in bloated forms and begin investing in entrance line look after sufferers throughout Ontario.

The folks of Ontario have been left weighed down underneath a $15-billion deficit inherited from the Liberals. Had it been left unchecked, Ontario’s health-care system could be in danger.

As an alternative, the Authorities of Ontario is dedicated to the way forward for small and rural hospitals throughout the province. If in case you have an growing older cherished one within the hospital, it doesn’t matter who’s offering your mum or dad’s care. What issues most is that the care is there once you want it.

Critics of the federal government have been saying that the Ontario authorities is chopping well being care. That couldn’t be farther from the reality.

That’s why our authorities acted decisively to finish hallway well being care since forming authorities. We’re tackling this problem by committing to 15,000 new long-term care beds within the subsequent 5 years, 1,100 extra hospital beds, repairs and upgrades for 128 hospitals and the creation of Ontario Well being Groups that may put affected person expertise on the centre of the well being care system.

In 2005, I joined 1000’s of individuals to rally to maintain Wallaceburg’s Sydenham Hospital open. This is a matter that hits dwelling for my constituents and household. Entry to native well being care is crucial to the folks of Ontario. Folks shouldn’t need to journey far to obtain the care that they require and deserve.

We’re investing within the front-lines of our health-care system with an additional $384 million for Ontario’s hospitals, which is able to obtain on common a two per cent improve in funding. This consists of small and medium-sized hospitals.

In February, I introduced a $500,000 funding increase for a planning grant to the Chatham-Kent Well being Alliance. That day was my proudest one in politics. The funding is step one in modernizing the growing older Wallaceburg hospital website. The well being alliance is dedicated to redeveloping the Wallaceburg website, and so they have an actual companion within the Doug Ford authorities.

As a part of Ontario’s 2019 Funds, we introduced we’re investing $27 billion over the following 10 years in hospital infrastructure. This can result in greater than 3,000 new hospital beds and make sure that present hospitals are properly maintained.

Our “Authorities for the Folks” is ending hallway well being care. We put folks on the centre of the whole lot to do.

Monte McNaughton

MPP, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex

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