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Improving Patient Care At Ross Memorial Hospital

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Improving Patient Care At Ross Memorial Hospital

McGuinty Government Providing Families Better And Quality Health Care

Ministry of Health

Ontario is improving Ross Memorial Hospital to give people and families access to better and quality patient health care.

Planning is underway for a new hospital improvement project that includes:

  • building upgrades that will improve airflow within the hospital;
  •  installing modernized heating and air conditioning systems; and
  • improving the hospital's electrical and plumbing systems.

Investing in modern and efficient hospitals that support the needs of our aging and diversifying population is part of Building Together, Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan. Ontario will continue to make significant investments in public infrastructure over the next decade to improve the quality of life for families.

Quick Facts

  • Ross Memorial Hospital is a 175-bed community hospital serving about 80,000 people in Lindsay and the surrounding area.
  • Earlier this year, the government began funding a new MRI machine at Ross Memorial that is expected to provide over 3,000 scans to patients every year.
  • Families in Kawartha Lakes are served by the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team and the Kawartha North Family Health Team. These teams provide access to primary care for more than 34,000 patients through two interdisciplinary teams of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and dieticians all working together to keep patients healthy.

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“I'm proud that our government continues to invest in Ross Memorial Hospital. Not only will this improve the quality of care and experience of patients and staff, but also this improvement will modernize the hospital and improve safety and comfort for all.”

Rick Johnson

MPP Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

“This new upgrade will enhance the experience for the patients and staff at Ross Memorial Hospital. Not only will it make the hospital safer and more efficient, but also will ensure that Ross Memorial is able to provide quality care in facilities that are well maintained and comfortable for patients and staff.”

Deb Matthews

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“The government's support for our infrastructure project will enable us to better serve patients through improved and modernized building systems.”

Brian Payne

President and CEO, Ross Memorial Hospital

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