Ontario Investing $3.1 Million in Hospitals Across Huron County

Investments in upgrades and infrastructure modernization will connect more families to care, here at home

July 2, 2024

HURON-BRUCE — The Ontario government is investing $3,161,330 this year to upgrade and repair infrastructure at five hospitals across Huron County to ensure people can connect to the care they need, close to home, for years to come.

The following hospitals will receive funding under the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund:

  • Alexandra Marine and General Hospital will receive $595,679
  • Clinton Public Hospital will receive $627,467
  • Seaforth Community Hospital will receive $1,018,569
  • South Huron Hospital will receive $144,053
  • Wingham and District Hospital will receive $775,562

 “Our government recognizes the important role hospitals have in the delivery of rural health care and I’m pleased that the hospital infrastructure funding has been secured in continued support,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce.

This funding will help address urgent infrastructure needs such as upgrading or replacing roofs, windows, security and fire alarm systems and emergency generators to ensure people can continue to connect to care in safe, modern facilities.

The Ontario government is investing more than $228 million this year to support critical infrastructure upgrades and repairs at 129 hospitals and 58 community health care facilities across the province.

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is making record investments in the health care system to ensure people are able to access care at state-of-the-art hospitals and community health providers,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This year our government is investing an additional $20 million to allow facilities to modernize and make critical upgrades, ensuring people can connect to the care they need, when they need it, close to home.”

Through Your Health: A Plan For Connected and Convenient Care, the province is taking action to expand and modernize Ontario’s hospitals to ensure patients and their families receive the right care, in the right place, for years to come.


  • This year, Ontario has increased the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund and the Community Infrastructure renewal fund by a total of 10 per cent.
  • This year’s increase includes an additional $20 million through the Exceptional Circumstances Project (ECP) Grant which is designed to provide targeted support for the most urgent hospital infrastructure renewal needs throughout the province.
  • Community health facilities are publicly funded and provide a range of programs to patients including primary care, community mental health and addictions services, allied health care (such as physical therapy and respiratory therapy) and programs delivered by a public health unit.
  • As part of Ontario’s 2024 Budget, the province is investing a record over $85 billion into the healthcare system. This includes a record 4 percent increase in investments to the hospital sector.
  • Since 2018, the Ontario government has added over 3,500 beds across the province. Over the next 10 years, Ontario’s investments will lead to nearly $50 billion in more than 50 health infrastructure projects across the province, adding 3,000 more new beds.
  • The government is investing an additional $500 million over 10 years for small hospital projects and community health programs. 


Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care