Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF)
Hospitals are responsible for planning infrastructure renewal activities to ensure that their facilities are in a good state of repair. Recognizing the need for the renewal of health care infrastructure, the ministry created the HIRF program. This program supplements a hospital’s existing renewal program and helps to address renewal needs on a priority basis.
The HIRF is fully aligned with the results of the ministry’s Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP). As a result, there is no longer a minimum HIRF amount for each Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). However, for 2017-18, the LHINs may have the opportunity to endorse urgent hospital infrastructure needs as Exceptional Circumstance Projects.
Hospitals must use HIRF funds provided in the 2017-18 contract year towards eligible HIRF projects in the 2017-18 contract year. Hospitals are not permitted to carry unspent funds forward. The ministry will recover any unexpended funds in accordance with the terms of the HIRF Agreement.
The files below contain detailed information on this year’s approval and reporting requirements, accessing and submitting necessary forms, and relevant LHIN and contact information.
Questions and Concerns:
The South East LHIN looks forward to working with you to implement this HIRF initiative. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the HIRF program please contact Joe Sherman at (613) 967-0196 ext., 2218.