A message from Dr. Gillian Kernaghan...
After months of discussion and review, St. Joseph’s 2017/18 budget has been approved by St. Joseph’s Board of Directors and submitted to the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
Our budget includes a $5.5 million deficit. We continue to advocate with the LHIN and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) on key challenges that St. Joseph’s is experiencing with the funding formula for Ontario hospitals. We feel strongly about our position on these issues which is why we have committed to a deficit budget for 2017/18.
We are pleased to share that we are not anticipating any staff reductions tied to our budget plan and no reduction in service or patient care is planned.
During 2017/18, St. Joseph’s will continue to invest in equipment and in our facilities to ensure we continue to provide the best care to our patients and residents.