Improved off-hour care promised for patients at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington
Published April 18, 2023 at 9:02 am
Better patient care during off-hours is promised with the news that an influx of cash is being sent to Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.
As announced by Burlington MPP Natalie Pierre, the almost $600,000 of additional funding will bring the total to $3,166,122 which will be used to support more on-call funding for doctors working after hours.
The Ontario government says the financial move will help Burlington patients get the care they need in-hospital at any time of the day or night, “right when and where they need it.”
A statement from the Ontario Ministry of Health goes on to say patients should soon be able to see more stable after-hours care and recognizes the efforts of healthcare workers, especially those who provide on-call services in addition to their regular working hours whenever hospitals need it.
“This increase in funding is good news for Joseph Brant Hospital and the Burlington community,” said Pierre. “This funding will help our hospital deliver care for people and families close to home when it’s needed.”
The Province says the funding follows through on previous agreements between the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Ministry of Health to increase dedicated funding for physicians on-call.
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