Modernizing Health Care Infrastructure to Support Safe and High-Quality Care for Patients at the Brant Community Healthcare System

NEWS March 8, 2024

BRANTFORD — The Ontario Government is investing in the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF). This additional funding brings the total HIRF investment at BCHS to over $7.1M and will allow health system partners to address urgent infrastructure renewal needs, ensuring excellent care delivery to patients in a safe and comfortable environment.

“This boost to the Brant Community Health Care System is needed for repairs and upgrades for the Brantford General Hospital site,” said Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma.  “Our government’s commitment to quality, public health care delivery will continue as I maintain strong advocacy for a new or redeveloped Brantford General Hospital”.

“Our government is making investments to ensure Ontario’s hospitals and community health infrastructure continue to be state-of-the-art facilities closer to home,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This funding will help Brant Community Healthcare System address priority infrastructure needs so they can continue to provide world-class health care in the community.”

“We appreciate that the Provincial Government has provided the additional funding for the hospital’s urgent infrastructure needs, including the necessary repairs to the service tunnel which failed in September 2023”, said Peter Quinlan, Chair, Brant Community Healthcare System Board of Directors. “With the significant growth of our region, it is imperative that our facilities continue to be properly maintained while we continue to work with the Ministry of Health to advance our hospital redevelopment project”.

The additional funds through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund will facilitate this work and enable us to provide a safe working environment for our dedicated health care professionals and a well-maintained healing environment for our patients and their families.

This funding builds on other historic investments by the Ontario government in the region, including last month’s announcement of $3.8M to connect more than 14,000 patients to primary care teams in Brantford-Brant, Six Nations and surrounding communities.

Since the launch of Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care one year ago, the government has been making steady progress to ensure the health care system has become better equipped to respond to the needs of patients and provide them with the right care in the right place, faster access to services and access to an expanded health care workforce.


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