Riverside Health Care Receiving $540,600 in Additional Funding

Published on June 11, 2020

June 10, 2020

FORT FRANCES — Ontario is delivering on a key promise to invest in small-and-medium sized hospitals Kenora-Rainy River and across the Northwest. Today, Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, announced Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances is receiving an additional $540,600 in funding for 2020/21, a 1.9% increase, to meet current and future demands for regular services.

“Our government continues to invest in small-and-medium sized hospitals to ensure Ontarians in every region of our province have access to a sustainable and connected health care system,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora–Rainy River. “This increased funding for Fort Frances will support our hardworking frontline workers and the community for years to come.”

"Our new operational funding ensures sustainability of our core hospital services across the District,” added Henry Gauthier, President & CEO of Riverside Health Care. On March 25, our government released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19, which included $935 million more in new investments for Ontario hospitals this year. As part of that funding, $594 million will support hospitals to meet current and future demands for regular services. This represents approximately a 3% overall increase in funding to the hospital sector.

“Our government is working with our hospital partners to fix the long-standing issues with how hospitals are funded that disadvantaged small- and medium-sized hospitals,” said Christine Elliott Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “That’s why we’ve annualized last year’s historic investment of $68 million for small- and medium-sized hospital to address these inequities, provide continued financial relief to hospitals in northern Ontario, and ensure patients can access the care they need no matter where they live