Scarborough and Rouge Hospital receives nearly $5 million in provincial funding for hospital repairs and upgrades
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) has received nearly $5 million in funding through the government of Ontario’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) to make upgrades and repairs across all three of its sites.
“We are truly grateful for this investment from our partners at the Ministry of Health, which will go a long way towards helping us to provide the very best quality experience for our patients and their families,” said Andrée Robichaud, Interim President and CEO of SRH.
HIRF allows hospitals to make critical improvements to their facilities, including infrastructure items, such as replacements of roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms, and back-up generators.
The funding SRH has received will be used to replace environmental control systems, update electrical infrastructure supporting patient care spaces, modernize aging elevators and doors that secure sensitive patient care areas, and revitalize critical roadways on the sites.
“Infrastructure improvements of this nature can be difficult for hospitals to fund locally and the support of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund allows community hospitals like SRH to continue to deliver world-class care close to home,” added Andrée.
About Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
At Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH), a quality patient experience comes first. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, SRH consists of three hospital sites (Birchmount, General, and Centenary) and five satellite sites in Scarborough. SRH delivers a broad spectrum of health services to one of the most diverse communities in Canada, including a full-service Emergency Department at each site, advanced maternal and neonatal care in state-of-the-art birthing centres, and specialized paediatric services. SRH is home to a number of regional programs serving the central east Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond, including nephrology, cardiac care, vascular surgery, and vision care, and is recognized as a centre of excellence in orthopaedic surgery, cancer care, and mental health.