NGH to receive over $2.2M in infrastructure funding
(Thursday, December 1, 2022) – The Ontario government has announced that Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) will receive $2,261,469 in funding, which includes $1.6-million in one-time funding through the Exceptional Circumstance Project Grant, to support critical infrastructure upgrades and repairs.
This funding is part of the government’s investment of over $182 million provided through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund to 131 hospitals and 65 community health service providers across the province.
The money is meant to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs, such as upgrades or replacements of roofs, windows, security systems, fire alarms, and backup generators.
At NGH, the funding will go to various structure improvements and repairs, including a complete replacement of a nurse call system, as well as upgrades and modernization to our elevators and general infrastructure upkeep.
“This funding will allow us to upgrade our nurse call system and replace outdated mechanical and building equipment throughout Norfolk General Hospital,” said Jason Smith, Director of Facilities and Capital Projects. “NGH’s mission is to relieve illness and suffering, and to help people live healthier lives and this funding will help provide that.”
The Ontario government also announced that West Haldimand General Hospital will receive $2,374,571 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund. The money will go towards renovating the Emergency Department’s Canopy and funding an Electrical Service/Distribution project.