Pediatric Funding Expansion

  • Our government is boosting annual spending in pediatric health services by an additional $330 million each year to connect children and youth to more convenient and high-quality care close to home at hospitals, clinics and community-based health care facilities across Ontario.
  • With this new investment, over 100 high-priority initiatives will be quickly implemented to ensure children and youth in every corner of the province can connect to emergency care, surgeries, ambulatory services, diagnostic imaging, and mental health services.
  • We’re tackling wait times, adding new beds, and building up our health care workforce to ensure everyone in Ontario, including and especially our children and youth, have access to the care they need, when and where they need it.
  • This consistent and stable funding increase will also will also allow pediatric hospitals to make significant increases to staffing to ensure they have the people and resources needed to prevent backlogs and improve access to care.
  • Increasing our investments for pediatric services will ensure children and youth in Ontario can depend on a strong health care system that is there for them now and in the future.

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