Ontario will invest an additional $1,798,204 into Cambridge Memorial Hospital to provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.
This investment in Cambridge is part of a 3.1 per cent increase in hospital funding proposed in the 2017 Budget to directly benefit patients at every public hospital across Ontario, and would:
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.
“By increasing our investment to each and every publicly funded hospital in Ontario, patients will be able to connect with specialists faster, have reduced wait times and better access to the procedures they need close to home.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Doctors, nurses and all staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital work hard every day to provide superior patient care to the people of Cambridge and North Dumfries. Increased funding is our government’s commitment to giving them the resources they need to continue their stellar work in the community.”
— Kathryn McGarry, RN, MPP for Cambridge and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.
“The budget announcement is a welcome investment that will help stabilize our health care system and strengthen frontline services. It signals the government’s renewed commitment to expand access to care at all levels. The announcement is timely as we are on the cusp of expansion with our new hospital. I believe this new funding will provide the room to balance our competing priorities of investing in new technologies, expanding our services and continuing to meet the growing health care needs of our community.”
— Patrick Gaskin, president and CEO, Cambridge Memorial Hospital
“We are fortunate in our community to have good flow in our health system - the rate of patients waiting in hospital for care in a more appropriate place is low compared to other areas and we have some of the best emergency department wait times in Ontario. This additional funding will help us to reduce wait times for vital procedures such as hip and knee replacements.”
— Joan Fisk, Chair, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
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