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Media Release: Hospital Infrastructure Funding

Posted on: January 28, 2019
Filed under: Press Release, Constant Improvement

Media Release
Date: January 25, 2019
Tillsonburg, ON

(Left to right) Krista Muncaster, Director Patient Services is glad that windows are being replaced in some of the patient care areas. Harry Bakker, Maintenance Lead, played an important role in coordinating the upgrades.Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital has received $1.1 million in annual hospital infrastructure funding from the provincial government for much needed upgrades.

The lion’s share of the funding will go toward the replacement of two backup generators. The current generators, which provide emergency power to the hospital, were installed nearly 40 years ago. “The access to emergency power is essential in hospitals. Backup power generators ensure vital patient care equipment will keep running and patients will remain safe through power disruptions”, said Mike Bastow, Chief Operating Officer.

The balance of the funding has been earmarked for the installation of replacement windows and roofing replacement. “Our roof and windows are showing their age and we need to make repairs before water damage occurs. Water leaks into the facility can cause a great deal of damage from loss of expensive equipment to infection control issues,” Bastow said.

The funding received by TDMH is part of $175 million coming from the Ontario government to undertake repairs and upgrades at 128 hospital across the province.

“This is wonderful news for TDMH and our community. Investments like this in our hospital allow us to complete the much needed renovations and upgrades required to maintain a safe environment for our patients and staff. Without this investment from the government the hospital would have to pay for these upgrades from our own coffers. Through funding like this and the incredible support of our Foundation, we are ensuring TDMH can continue to deliver the quality of care the communities we serve deserve,” commented Sandy Jansen.

Media Contact: Sandy Jansen
Phone Number: 519-842-3611 ext. 5301

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