The Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) is getting a one-time boost from the province.

HHHS will be getting $700,000 to go towards replacing a boiler and pump. “Maintaining hospital infrastructure is important to the operation of our small hospitals and ensuring community members have access to the health care services they need,” Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott said.

“We are delighted to be receiving these funds to help support critical infrastructure upgrades in our facilities,” CEO of HHHS Carolyn Plummer said. “We appreciate the support of the Ministry of Health as we continue to work together to support the health of the Haliburton Highlands.”

The funding is a one-time investment through the $175 million that the provincial government has invested to address updates, repairs and maintenance needed at local hospitals. Along with HHHS, 128 other hospitals are getting funding from the province.