Arnprior’ hospital to receive provincial boost in funding

ARNPRIOR – The Minister of Health announced all 66 small Ontario hospitals, including Arnprior Regional Health (ARH), will receive an additional  one per cent funding increase to alleviate resourcing pressures.

“Our government is committed to ending hallway health care for Ontarians,” Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski said Oct. 22. “The increased investment will provide additional financial support for small and medium-sized hospitals such as ARH, faced with long-standing funding inequities, and allow these hospitals to provide improved access to quality care.”

The increased funding for ARH will go directly to providing necessary resources to augment existing programs to ensure quality care and services.

“We are pleased with the Ontario government’s commitment to working with small hospitals throughout the province to identify new ways to alleviate the pressures felt by our health-care professionals, physicians, patients, and families,” ARH President and CEO Eric Hanna said. “Our community has an aging population that has resulted in an increased demand for more complex care and services. This additional funding will allow us to invest in additional resources to meet this need as we continue to deliver excellent care for our community.”

ARH receives funding from the Ontario government to cover operational costs to deliver care and services. This funding does not support new capital equipment, i.e. medical technology, or capital improvements, i.e. the Grove Nursing Home.

ARH is a progressive 105-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.