More provincial cash for West Lincoln Memorial hospital


Some more cash announced for health care in Grimsby today. 

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosteroff announcing an additional investment of up to $2 million dollars to support Hamilton Health Sciences and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital with upgrades and renovations so that all services can return to full capacity a quickly as possible.  

This investment is in addition to the $8.5 million in provincial funding announced back in November of 2018. 

"This is a very important day for patients and families in the West Niagara region," said Sam Oosterhoff, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and MPP for Niagara West. "Once renovations are completed, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital will have greater capacity to provide patients and families with access to care in a space that can better meet the needs of a growing community, until the new hospital is built."

The upgrades are anticipated to be completed by late 2020 and include renovations to the operating room suite and endoscopy cleaning facilities, upgrades to the elevator, emergency generator, fire alarm system, nurse call systems, cooling and heating, plumbing and electrical systems and the replacement of flooring tiles and cabinets across the hospital. 

This project is part of the government's commitment to invest $27 billion over the next 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects across Ontario, including adding 3,000 new hospital beds.