Sault Ste. Marie member of provincial parliament Ross Romano has confirmed that premier Doug Ford and the Ontario government is delivering on a promise to reduce the strain on the local health care system.
To that end, Romano announced that Sault Area Hospital will be receiving an additional $1.8 million in operational funding.
The amount represents a 1.3% increase in ongoing annual funding to meet current and future demands for regular services, as well as funding for increased cardiac care volumes.
“I am so grateful that we were able to secure this additional funding. This will help Sault Area Hospital continue to provide quality programs and services to ensure that patients and families have access to the reliable, high-quality care they expect and deserve,” Romano began.
“COVID-19 has been an incredible challenge for us all and our front-line healthcare workers have been fighting to keep us all safe. It is incumbent on us to ensure that our hospital and those working within it, have the necessary resources to continue to do exceptional work to protect our community,” Romano added.
SAH president and chief executive officer Wendy Hansson noted that, “We appreciate and welcome this funding support from our MPP Ross Romano and the provincial government.
“These funds will be used in day-to-day operations to help us provide quality programs and services to our patients … funding for our cardiac program will benefit our cardiac patients and the residents of Algoma,” Hansson added.