Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Member Statement: Release Promised Cardiac Funding Now

Published on June 7, 2016

Despite receiving funding approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 3 years ago, St.Mary’s hospital is still waiting for the capital funds to build their Hybrid EP-Cathlab for surgery and diagnosis. Without this room wait-times continue to increase, and the hospital is stretching resources to to try to keep up. There are 11 full service regional community hospitals in Ontario. Despite having some of the best surgical results in Ontario, St. Mary’s is the only one of these 11 that is left waiting for this critical lab, and local patients are starting to go elsewhere for quicker service.