Perth-Wellington hospitals to receive over 3.9 million in funding

Five local hospitals within Perth-Wellington will be splitting just over 3.9 million dollars in government funding.

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece announced the funding in a release, stating that “the funding is part of the province’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. That funding is meant to assist in upgrading, repairing, and maintaining hospital projects.” The hospitals receiving funding in Perth-Wellington include Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, Stratford General Hospital, St. Marys Memorial Hospital, Listowel Memorial Hospital and North Wellington Healthcare Corporation.

Pettapiece also announced in the release that additional HIRF funding will go to Guelph General Hospital for just over $533,00 and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph will receive almost $290,000. Also, Guelph Community Health Centre and the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington Branch will receive just over $15,00 and $88,000, respectively.

The funding breakdown is as follows:

Groves Memorial Community Hospital $ 150,000
Stratford General Hospital $ 2,150,059
St. Marys Memorial Hospital $ 436,246
Listowel Memorial Hospital $ 222,467
North Wellington Healthcare Corporation $ 1,037,815
Total Funding $ 3,996,587

“As we continue to fight COVID, funding healthcare remains an important priority,” says Pettapiece. “This
funding will help our hospitals and healthcare teams obtain and maintain the resources needed to provide high
quality services.”

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