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BREAKING NEWS: Wilkinson announces major investment in Mount Forest Hospital

MOUNT FOREST - Ontario is supporting a major expansion and renovation at the North Wellington Health Care Alliance’s Louise Marshall Hospital that will provide people and families in the Mount Forest area with better access to state-of-the-art health care, John Wilkinson, MPP, Perth-Wellington announced on Aug. 25 on behalf of Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

“The best health care is truly the best care closest to home,” stated Wilkinson.

“Receiving the green light today from the province means that our community can now move forward with planning for the much needed redevelopment of the emergency department and ambulatory care area at Louise Marshall Hospital.  Inspired by the generosity of this community Ontario is proud to be a partner with the hospital in working to improve patient access to much needed health care services. Planning and fundraising can now kick into high gear.”

“We are pleased with the support of our MPP John Wilkinson and the provincial government for providing the green light to move ahead with the improvement to our hospital campus in Mount Forest,” stated Jerome Quenneville, CEO, North Wellington Health Care. “The improvements will help to support our staff and serve the present and future health care needs of our community.”

“On behalf of Wellington North Council, I am delighted to participate in today’s announcement as it will enhance security of health care in our community now and in the future,” said Ray Tout, Mayor of Wellington North. “We are proud of our local healthcare services in Wellington North and we thank the province for this investment.”

“The renovations to the Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care area will provide modern facilities where doctors, staff and volunteers can continue to provide high quality, safe health care for Mount Forest and Wellington County residents,” said Joan Fisk, Chair,  Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network. “We are appreciative that the collaborative planning and work of the WWLHIN, North Wellington Health Care and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has resulted in today’s wonderful news.”

Investing in modern and efficient hospitals that support the needs of our aging and diversifying population is part of Building Together, Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan. Ontario will continue to make significant investments in public infrastructure over the next decade to improve the quality of life for families.

For more information, check out next week's edition of the Wellington Advertiser


August 26, 2011


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