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WNGH receiving provincial infrastructure renewal funding

The province is injecting money into hospitals and health care facilities in Ontario, including West Nipissing General.  

Across Ontario, $182 million will be sent to 131 hospitals and 65 health care facilities for upgrades such as fixing or replacing roofs, windows, fire alarms and back-up generators.  

“Our government is investing in health care infrastructure is part of our plan to create a more modern, better-connected health care system focused on the needs of patients and building capacity to end hallway health care,” states a Ministry of Health spokesperson. “The West Nipissing General Hospital will be receiving over $1.6 million through this funding.”

In Nipissing, the Mattawa General Hospital receives $900,000 while the over $350,000 is going to the North Bay Regional Health Centre. 

**With files from Wendy Gray

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