Grant Funding Provided to Plan New Primary Care Building


The North Renfrew Family Health Team (FHT), in conjunction with Deep River and District Hospital, have signed a Planning Grant with the Ministry of the Health and Long Term Care that will result in the Ministry providing the organization up to $175,000 in one time capital funding to support the development of a comprehensive business case. The business case will provide the Ministry the information required in the planning for a new primary care building.

“This funding will allow the organization to work with the Ministry to develop business and architectural plans so that we may move ahead with planning a suitable space for the Family Health Team” stated Richard Bedard, CEO of Deep River and District Hospital. Sandra Griffiths, Executive Director of the Family Health Team, shared that, “we are ecstatic about this announcement. The funding provides the ability to plan for an appropriate space and work environment that will allow us to better meet patient needs, to facilitate improved patient outcomes and provide an array of programming to the community and FHT patients.”

The North Renfrew Family Health Team is excited to share this news and looks forward to working with the Ministry in the months ahead. Sandra Griffiths highlighted that, “we are now able to vigorously pursue steps to address challenges in our capacity to deliver care to our community. We look forward to sharing details in the coming months.”