Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) has received an additional investment of $607,000 through the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to address important capital projects to improve operation and build capacity, MPP Laurie Scott’s office said.

In a news release, they said the funding will support a variety of projects including:

• $40,000 for additional repairs to the hospital roof at the Minden site;

• $142,000 for an LED lighting upgrade at the Haliburton site;

• $425,000 to support the replacement of three existing boilers with two new high-efficiency oilfired boilers as part of a facility energy assessment at the Haliburton site.

“These important upgrades and repairs will help our local hospital improve operations and support capacity building to ensure residents of Haliburton and surrounding areas have access to quality health care services,” Scott said.

She added the new funding is in addition to the $722,000 HHHS received through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) in one-time funding from the Ministry of Health for the 2020- 2021 year.

The HIRF investment was used to replace boilers and pumps at the Minden site and replace the X-Ray and cafeteria split duct air conditioning units at the Haliburton site.

HHHS President and CEO, Carolyn Plummer, thanked the LHIN and ministry for its support.

“This recent investment supports additional infrastructure upgrades that are necessary to help support the best possible environment in which to continue providing top quality care for our patients, residents, and clients,” she said.

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