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Province announces $4 million in additional funding for QHC in 2016/17

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins, announced in a press conference this afternoon at QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital that the Province will invest $51.8 billion in health care this year, which includes $4 million in additional operating funding to QHC.

This is the first time for four years that QHC has received inflationary funding. QHC President & CEO Mary Clare Egberts explains that this puts the hospitals in a stable financial position moving forward. “We are thrilled to have this additional funding as it means that we won’t have the same level of challenge when formulating our budgets in future years,” she said.  “Mary Clare adds that the hard work of staff, management and physicians over the past four years has ensured QHC can deliver high-quality care within our available funding allocation, which has helped lead to today’s announcement

Dr. Hoskins also announced this afternoon that he had asked Quinte Health Care to put a “pause” on the planned move of some surgical services from TMH to BGH, until the TMH Implementation Task Force has submitted their report. This will allow time to ens

ure the right planning for the long-term future of TMH. “We are excited about the future of TMH as an active member of the TMH Implementation Task Force and look forward to the report in June,” Mary Clare added.

In his remarks, Dr. Hoskins congratulated the entire QHC team and Board for the hard work that has been undertaken to ensure we continue to deliver high-quality services within the funding allocated to QHC. “You have worked incredibly hard over the last two years…always driven by what’s best for local health care.”