Ontario Reducing Wait Times in Emergency Departments

When someone experiences a medical emergency, it is vital that they get the urgent attention they need quickly. The Ontario government is investing an additional $44 million this year in 165 high volume and smaller emergency departments to reduce wait times and provide people with faster and easier access to timely care close to home.

This funding is in addition to the $90 million Ontario invests each year to reward emergency departments that put in place innovative solutions to reduce ED wait times including hiring additional health care staff, accessing more transportation to help transfer medically stable patients out of emergency departments, and creating new beds. 

As a part of this program, Hawkesbury & District General Hospital was given $406,400.00 to reduce their wait times in their emergency department. I was glad to have joined Frédéric Beauchemin, CEO and Secretary and Guy Yelle , Chair of the Board of Directors to celebrate this excellent news for our community.

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