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Improving Health Care in Wingham

Ontario Government Helping Small and Rural Hospitals Provide Quality Care

Ministry of Rural Affairs

The new Ontario government is upgrading the Wingham and District Hospital to improve patient care and emergency services for local residents. 

The province is supporting renovations to the hospital's emergency, ambulatory care, and day surgery departments to help hospital and medical staff better serve their patients.  Other renovation work includes creating a central registration area and new team station, and relocating the pharmacy, sterilization and systemic therapy departments.

Ensuring access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place supports Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care, and is part of the new Ontario government's efforts to build a strong economy and a fair society for the benefit of all.  

Quick Facts

  • The province is helping rural hospitals in southern Ontario improve and modernize their facilities.
  • Construction is expected to begin by spring 2014.

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“Small and rural hospitals in Ontario are using this new support to close gaps in care and make it easier for patients across the province, regardless of where they live, to be able to access the care they need, when and where they need it.”

Deb Matthews

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“Rural hospitals help strengthen rural communities by providing necessary care to local residents close to home and family. By making these kinds of investments, we are helping improve the quality of health care, improve access for patients and strengthening communities like Wingham and Listowel.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“We are very pleased with this funding announcement. Our staff, physicians and community are looking forward to revitalizing this site so that we can continue to provide high quality health care at the Wingham & District Hospital.”

Andy McBride

Board Chair, Wingham and District Hospital

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