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Toronto, Feb 3 (IBNS): Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is investing in hospital beds to improve patients' access to care and reduce wait times in hospitals across the province, media reports said.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced Feb 2 at the Reactivation Care Centre, formerly the Humber River Hospital - Finch site, that Ontario would be investing $187 million in 2018-19.
Eric Hoskins. Image credit: Twitter handle
This $187 million investment in 2018-19 is reportedly much more when compared to Ontario's investment of $100 for hospital beds in 2017-18.
This additional capacity would reportedly support a patient-centered approach by "delivery of the right level of care, to the right patient, in the right setting, benefitting both ALC patients and acute care patients. We look forward to continuing to work with the government on this important initiative moving forward,” Barb Collins, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital was reported to state.
Welcoming the renewal of the government’s increased funding strategy, Anthony Dale, President and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association reportedly stated that this would further stabilize hospital operations and build new service capacity across all parts of Ontario’s health care system.