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Improving Access to Care in Eastern Ontario

Ontario Government Invests in Renfrew Victoria Hospital

Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ontario is improving access to high-quality health care for people in Renfrew and surrounding communities.

The province is supporting planning and design work for a new dialysis centre at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital. The project includes:

  •  Increasing the number of hemodialysis treatment stations from 14 to 20, which will increase the number of local patients served by 25 per cent annually
  •  Expanding and relocating the hospital's chronic disease program
  •  Providing patient-focused education and training clinics, led by specialized doctors and nursing staff, to facilitate treatment options at home.
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 Ontario government's efforts to build a prosperous and fair society. 

Quick Facts

  • Under Building Together, Ontario is providing grants to 11 hospitals to assist with the planning and design costs associated with their capital projects.
  • The province is also providing $20 million to help small and rural hospitals across the province transform health care delivery to provide better integrated care.

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Deb Matthews

“I’m pleased to confirm capital funding for the planning and design of Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s new dialysis centre. This leading-edge facility will serve Renfrew and the surrounding communities’ health care needs for years to come, and is a key part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, ensuring local area residents have access to the right care, in the right place at the right time.”

Deb Matthews

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Jeff Leal

“Rural communities have unique and diverse health care needs. By investing in Renfrew Victoria Hospital’s expanded, state-of-the art dialysis centre and its chronic disease program, the Ontario government is providing residents of Renfrew and the surrounding area with high-quality, patient-focused health care.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“On behalf of Renfrew County patients suffering from chronic kidney disease and their families, I would like to thank Ministers Matthews and Leal for this significant investment. With support from Champlain LHIN and the Ministry of Health, this project will result in a Nephrology Centre that will provide Renfrew County residents with a full, close-to-home continuum of services.”

Randy Penney

CEO, Renfrew Victoria Hospital

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