McGuinty Government Supports Modern Emergency Care In Port Colborne

    Government Approving Renovation of ER At Port Colborne General Hospital

    PORT COLBORNE, ON, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is improving
access to emergency services in the Port Colborne area by approving a $400,000
renovation of the emergency department at Niagara Health System's Port
Colborne General Hospital site, Deputy Premier and Health and Long-Term Care
Minister George Smitherman announced today.
    "Our government is committed to lowering wait times in emergency rooms
because Ontarians deserve faster access to care," Smitherman said. "This new
state-of-the-art emergency department will help provide this improved care to
Port Colborne area residents."
    The renovated emergency department will feature a new nursing triage
area, improvements to the patient waiting area, better security features and
infection control improvements.
    "We're excited to be moving forward with this important upgrade of our
Emergency Department at the Port Colborne General Site," said Debbie
Sevenpifer, president and CEO of the Niagara Health System. "A modernized ER
will be a better functioning ER to serve the needs of our patients."
    "Our government is making sure that Port Colborne area residents have the
best possible access to hospital emergency care," said Kim Craitor, MPP for
Niagara Falls.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Laurel Ostfield, Minister's
Office, (416) 212-4048; David Jensen, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,
(416) 314-6197; Members of the general public: 1-866-532-3161

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