Ontario is investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities like Geraldton to help end hallway health care.
Today, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, was at Geraldton District Hospital on behalf of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, to announce that Ontario is investing up to $17.8 million to support redeveloping the hospital's emergency department and celebrate the start of construction. Hospital infrastructure projects like these will build more capacity in busy hospital emergency departments and directly help end hallway health care.
The project is expected to be completed in spring 2021 and patients will benefit from:
- A new emergency department with five treatment rooms, that supports better accessibility, privacy, and infection prevention and control.
- A chemotherapy suite with two treatment spaces.
- A dedicated space for families.
- A dedicated space for navigators to provide culturally appropriate support, care coordination and advocacy for Indigenous patients and families.
This project is part of the government's commitment to invest $27 billion over the next 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects across Ontario, adding 3,000 new hospital beds.