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Province provides WPSHC financial relief from COVID-19

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The West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) is getting over $800,000 in provincial aid to offset lost revenue brought on by the pandemic.

MPP Norm Miller says the money will go a long way to ensure the centre can keep providing high-quality care to people in Parry Sound – Muskoka.

“Our hospitals have been hit hard by COVID-19,” says Miller. “And I am glad to see our government is making the necessary investments in small and medium-sized hospitals so that they can recover from financial pressures and prepare for the future.”

He says the money will help with direct costs, as well as recovery from the loss of other forms of revenue like co-payments for private rooms and the reduction of retail services, all of which contribute to patient care and support clinical services. 

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Donald Sanderson, WPSHC CEO says the hospital appreciates the funding and recognises the impact of lost revenues on operations caused by COVID-19.

“This one-time funding will allow us to continue to provide safe, high-quality health care close to home for everyone we are privileged to serve,” he says. “The health centre appreciates the support of our MPP Norm Miller in advocating for sustainable hospital funding to support our mission of care and service.” 

Miller says the one-time funding is part of the province’s $572.3 million reimbursement to hospitals across the province for continued high-quality patient care.

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