The Trillium Health Partners has received a boost of almost $23 million from the provincial government to cover a variety of costs.

The network of hospitals, which includes Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre, will see $12.8 million go to meet rising day-to-day costs, growth funding and future procedures. An additional $9.9 million is dedicated to specific areas such as wait-time funding, priority programs and services, post-construction operating plans, and quality-based procedures.

In making the announcement, Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney said, specifically, the money means a better ability to increase emergency department volume, to add to the number of nurses and physiotherapy procedures, and extend clinic and MRI hours.

“It also means more ability to meet next year’s salaries, buy hospital supplies, pay utility bills and ensure the hospital staff have all the tools, instruments and supplies the need to treat us,” said Delaney.

The Mississauga portion of funding was just part of a series of pre-election announcements across the province on March 23, with the provincial Liberal government committing $822 million in hospital funding next year, part of $19 billion in hospital capital expenditures over the next 10 years.

Photo: Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney announced more funding for local hospitals.

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