LHIN announces additional health-care dollars for HHHS
By Jenn Watt
Published Jan. 26, 2017
Local health care representatives, politicians and community members came to the Haliburton hospital on Thursday, Jan. 26 to hear about a funding announcement from the Central East Local Health Integration Network.
CE LHIN board member Marg Risk told the assembled group that $2,663,920 was being invested into health services in Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The money is "to support improved access to care, to help reduce wait times and support increased access to services that patients and families rely on," according to a release provided by the LHIN.
Broken down between health-care facilities, this announcement means $88,400 for Haliburton Highlands Health Services "to support population growth and changing health-care needs" (with CKL's Ross Memorial Hospital receiving $938,200). This increase is to the hospitals' base funding.
HHHS will also receive $125,000 to meet specific emergency department wait-time reduction targets (CKL's Ross Memorial will receive $1.04 million).
There were also community investments. HHHS will receive $34,862 and Canadian Mental Health Association HKPR $79,721 for supporting "integrated systems of care" and improving access for patients; $7,317 for assisted living; and Extendicare Haliburton will receive $26,325 for behavioural supports initiatives, which provides training to staff.
Read the extended story in next week's Echo.