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County and PRHC Agreement

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Published: 5/11/2016 1:36 PM by  PRHC

       

 

For Immediate Release

 

Date: May 11, 2016                                                      

To:
Representatives of the Media

From: Sheridan Graham, County - Director, Corporate Projects & Services

Michelene Ough, PRHC – Communications Lead

Subject: County and PRHC Agreement

Peterborough, ON - The County of Peterborough and Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with respect to the County’s financial commitment to the construction of the new hospital, dating back to the early 2000s.

The County will make a one-time, $4 million contribution to the hospital thereby concluding the County’s hospital funding.

“Access to quality health care services is important to the well-being of our residents, as well as the growth and prosperity of our communities,” said County Warden J. Murray Jones. “Our contribution will be directed toward the purchase of a replacement MRI for the hospital, with the balance to be directed toward ongoing hospital infrastructure and improvements. This concludes contributions funded by the County’s PRHC levy toward building Peterborough’s regional hospital.”

The replacement MRI will provide updated diagnostic imaging technology that will help to keep PRHC at the leading edge for patient care in Ontario.

“The hospital has $70 million in unmet medical equipment needs to be funded over the next several years. This investment from the County will help us to continue providing excellent care for our patients – the people of Peterborough and the surrounding region,” said Mary Ferguson-Paré, Chair of the hospital’s Board of Directors.

“We are grateful for the County’s continued partnership. Our relationships with our community partners are integral to the ongoing success of our organization, and maintaining the strength and mutual respect of those relationships will always be one of the hospital’s most important goals,” added Ferguson-Paré.

Starting in 2001, the County collected a PRHC levy in support of the hospital. Today’s funding announcement comes from reserve funds raised by the levy. Including today’s announcement, the County has contributed $18 million over 15 years to the hospital.

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For more information:

Sheridan Graham
Director, Corporate Projects & Services
705-743-0380 ext. 323
sgraham@county.peterborough.on.ca

Michelene Ough
Communications Lead
705-743-2121 ext. 4259
mough@prhc.on.ca

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