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SHHA Receives Funds to Improve Hospital

December 19, 2022

This funding will allow hospitals across the province to renew critical infrastructure, helping to ensure patients continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment.


Exeter, ON— Monday, December 19, 2022 Today, MPP Lisa Thompson announced that the South Huron Hospital Association received $2,602,808 through the Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF). This funding will support crucial infrastructure projects to extend useful life or improve the quality of hospital facilities.


“Maintaining hospital infrastructure is another example of how the government is ensuring that Ontarians have access to health care services they can depend on,” said Jimmy Trieu, President & CEO, South Huron Hospital Association. “SHHA is truly thankful for the government’s support in keeping our hospital up to date.”


What is HIRF?

HIRF was established in 1999 and provides annualized funding to assist hospitals in renewing facilities and the province announced $182M of HIRF funding for hospitals this year. Funding through HIRF supplement hospital needs on a priority basis, allowing hospitals to decide where to invest the money and proceed quickly with projects. Projects can include roof work, fire sprinklers, patient elevators or electrical systems. This year’s HIRF announcement will be distributed to 131 hospitals and 65 community health service providers across the province.