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  • Released December 13, 2016

    Scarborough and Rouge Hospital will benefit from a funding announcement made December 12, 2016 by the Province of Ontario and the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN). The funds will allow health-care service providers to improve access to care; help reduce wait times; and support increased access to services that Scarborough patients and families rely on.

    Scarborough Guildwood MPP Mitzie Hunter, along with Central East LHIN Board Chair Louis O’Brien, were at Momiji Health Care Society to announce an investment of $8,424,026 for health-care service providers in the LHIN’s Scarborough communities – Scarborough North and Scarborough South – and an additional investment of $15,728,167 for the delivery of home and community care services across all LHIN communities. Some of the recipients of this funding include Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, the Central East Community Care Access Centre, and various local community support service agencies.

    “The funding support announced here today will assist us in delivering on that goal of access, by helping us to respond to the increasing volumes of patients requiring care at our three sites – Birchmount, General and Centenary,” said Andrée Robichaud, interim president and CEO, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital.

    “It will also allow us to work with our physicians and nurses, neighbouring hospitals, our paramedic partners, and other agencies to improve the wait times in our three emergency departments so that patients are treated as effectively and efficiently as possible, ” Robichaud continued. “Please know that everyone at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is committed to continuing to work with the province, the Central East LHIN, our community partners here in Scarborough, and other health and social service providers across the LHIN and beyond to be the best at what we do in helping people to live healthier at home.”

    Read the full announcement by visiting the News & Events section at www.centraleastlhin.on.ca.

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