Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) has received nearly $5 million in funding through the government of Ontario’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) to make upgrades and repairs across all three of its sites.
“We are truly grateful for this investment from our partners at the Ministry of Health, which will go a long way towards helping us to provide the very best quality experience for our patients and their families,” said Andrée Robichaud, Interim President and CEO of SRH.
HIRF allows hospitals to make critical improvements to their facilities, including infrastructure items, such as replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms, and back-up generators.
The funding SRH has received will be used to replace environmental control systems, update electrical infrastructure supporting patient care spaces, modernize aging elevators and doors that secure sensitive patient care areas, and revitalize critical roadways on the sites.
“Infrastructure improvements of this nature can be difficult for hospitals to fund locally and the support of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund allows community hospitals like SRH to continue to deliver world-class care close to home,” added Andrée.