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$4.1 million in provincial cash announced for cardiac care at St. Mary's

Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm EDT

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St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is getting a $4.1 million boost from the provincial government to improve access to cardiac care.

$3.6 million of that will help fund nearly 800 procedures with $500,000 going towards a new intensive care bed at the hospital.

Hospital President Don Shilton says this will help them respond to the growing needs of cardiac and critical care patients in the region.

Joan Fisk, Chair, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors says this will greatly benefit the community, “This funding will not only improve access to cardiac procedures for residents, but will also add a new intensive care bed for critical care patients. This is an important investment in the health and wellbeing of residents throughout Waterloo Wellington.”