Over $3,600,000 in funding is being invested by the province into the North Bay Regional Hospital.
MPP Vic Fedeli said the money will help reduce wait times, improve safety, increase services and address the increase in operating costs.
“The North Bay Regional Health Centre is a bedrock of our community, providing critical services to those who need it most,” said Fedeli. “Our government will continue to make investments in healthcare, so everyone as access to quality care that is close to home.”
The investment includes:
$2,784,000 to improve supports for people with complex mental health issues
- Funding for Forensic Hospital Security Enhancement
- Funding for Complex Mental Health and Developmental Disability (Alternative Levels of Care)
$389,000 to Support Surgical Recovery initiatives
$327,500 for MRI/CT Operation Funding
$150,000 EHS Base Funding Increase
NBRHC President and CEO Paul Heinrich says the funding announced today for MRI and CT services will increase the hospital’s diagnostic capacity. “This compliments the surgical recovery funding, providing our patients even faster access to the surgeries they need, while also lowering our already low wait times. We also welcome the one-time funding for our forensic mental health and dual diagnosis programs—two key components of our tertiary mental health services.”