Brampton Civic Hospital gets base funding to open all 608 beds

In its fall economic update announced November 14,  the province of Ontario announced more funding for healthcare.  The Wynne government announced an investment of $140 million in hospitals across the province.

 A portion of this money was awarded to Brampton Civic Hospital.  The money is enough funding for a full complement of 608 patient beds.  “This announcement has come at a time where the community is excitied about the investments that Brampton is receiving” Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale.  This funding will be used to address patient volumes and support improved lengths of stay in the emergency department.

Finance Minister, Charles Sousa also announced plans for a new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness on Lynch Street that will be opening in 2017.  The funding is in addition to the $345 million already promised to improve healthcare across the province.

The fall economic update also revealed plans to grant a $2,000 rebate to first-time home-buyers on the land transfer tax.  Brampton will also see an increased investment in post-secondary education.  Late last month, it was announced the city would share $180 million with the town of Milton.