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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital receiving $1M in provincial funding for infrastructure upgrades

TORONTO, Ontario. (August 9, 2016) – The Ontario government is providing Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital $1 million for hospital repairs and upgrades as part of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF). Funding will be used for hospital improvements including an upgrade to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.

“We are grateful to the Government of Ontario and Toronto Central LHIN for their support in helping us enhance the quality, safety and care of our infrastructure,” says Julia Hanigsberg, president and CEO at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. “This funding will help ensure our clients and families continue to receive the highest quality care at the hospital they trust.”

Increased investment in health care is part of the Ontario government’s strategy to support sustainable healthcare, as outlined in its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. Across Ontario, 135 hospitals were identified to receive HIRF funding to support infrastructure projects to improve the quality of facilities and encourage an improved patient experience.

“A continued investment in hospital infrastructure ensures important health services are maintained and improved for Torontonians today and in the future,” says Susan Fitzpatrick, CEO, Toronto Central LHIN. “This priority funding for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital will go a long way in ensuring a safe and healthy environment for patients to continue receiving high quality care.”

As Canada’s leading pediatric rehabilitation teaching hospital, Holland Bloorview is dedicated to being at the forefront of clinical care, research and education and to forming lasting partnerships that enhance the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families. For more information about Holland Bloorview and its commitment to family-centred care, visit www.hollandbloorview.ca.

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Media contacts:

Michelle Stegnar
Senior Communications Lead
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
416-425-6220 x.3497
mstegnar@hollandbloorview.ca

Megan Primeau
Manager, Communications
Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
416-969-4916
megan.primeau@lhins.on.ca