Nearly $23 million for our hospitals
Our Trillium Health Partners hospitals serve us from three locations: Credit Valley; Queensway; and Sherway Gardens. Over and above next year’s base funding, Ontario’s 2017-18 Budget surplus means the ability to invest in the health care sector with an additional $822 million Ontario-wide.
In Mississauga, our MPPs joined the Trillium Health Partners staff and management for a local announcement of growth funding to help our hospitals with the greatest concern: the rapid and continuing growth in the number of people they serve. Trillium Health Partners, for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year, will receive an additional:
- $12.8 million in non-targeted funds, to use to meet rising day-to-day costs, growth funding, and to fund additional procedures;
- $9.9 million in targeted funds, with includes wait-time funding; priority programs and services; post-construction operating plans; and quality-based procedures.
This means a better ability to increase the Emergency Department volume; more nurses and physiotherapy procedures; longer clinic and MRI hours. It also means more ability to meet next year’s salaries, buy supplies used in the hospitals, pay utility bills, and ensure the hospital staff have all the tools, instruments and supplies they need to treat us when we go to the Credit Valley, Queensway or Sherway sites for treatment.
The 2018-19 budget supplied to Trillium Health Partners by the Province, which means not including the funds from its Foundation and from other sources, will be $767 million.