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Funding coming to area hospitals

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Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has announced the provincial government is providing more funding to area hospitals.

The North Bay Regional Health Centre is set to receive the bulk of the funds, which amounts to a total of $2,224,700. The Mattawa General Hospital will receive $135,300.

“Our government is supporting hospitals by ensuring they have the resources they need to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Fedeli. “This hospital investment takes into consideration incremental growth to support flexibility.”

Government officials say the province is investing $341 million into hospitals to ensure their readiness for the possibility of an increase in COVID-19 patients. This includes funding for up to 1,000 acute care beds, 500 critical care beds, and assessment centres.

“Our hospital is very appreciative of the ongoing support of the provincial government. Having financially stable health service organizations is vital, now more than ever, as we face the challenges in front of us” said Pierre Noel, President and CEO of Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital. “This funding will go a long way toward keeping our hospital strong and our people safe.”

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