Business View Civil and Municipal | May/June 2022

13 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 5 ONTARIO BUILDING MORE RESILIENT HOSPITALS IN MUSKOKA ALGON $14 million investment will support redevelopment of two Muskoka hospitals to improve care for families A s part of its plan to stay open, the Ontario government is investing an additional $14 million to modernize and expand Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare. This funding will support planning for the phased redevelopment of its two hospital sites, Huntsville District Memorial and South Muskoka Memorial. This will create more patient beds and expand services to serve more families in Muskoka, East Parry Sound and surrounding communities as the province continues to build a stronger, more resilient health system that is better able to respond to crisis. “As a result of decades of inaction and underinvestment by previous governments, the people of Muskoka and the surrounding areas have had to make do with hospitals that did not have the infrastructure to provide the level of care that this growing community needs,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Our government is fixing this problem and investing historic amounts to ensure that all Ontarians have access to the world class hospital facilities they deserve. We OPENING L INES