• The electricity bill for the hospital has increased by $115,668 over five-year period
• Electricity bills have grown by 56.2 per cent for the hospital

Hanover District Hospital sees electricity bill increase dramatically

By -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director —— Bio and Archives--November 15, 2017

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TORONTO— Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal that the electricity bills for Hanover District Hospital have faced a steep increase over the last five years.

The documents obtained by FOIP show bills that are steadily increasing, growing from $205,652 in 2012 to $321,320 in 2016, an increase of more than 56 per cent.

“How is Hanover District Hospital expected to manage their budget when electricity bills are increasing by 56 per cent?” asked CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The more the hospital has to spend keeping their lights on, the fewer resources they have for patients.”

Ontario has seen dramatic increases to the cost of electricity, with bills for residential consumers more than doubling in the last decade.

“Families across the province all feel the pain of rapid increases to the cost of electricity when they pay their home electricity bill. But what many people don’t think about is the cost of the Ontario government’s failed electricity policy to the institutions we all rely on, like Hanover Hospital,” continued Van Geyn. “Instead of paying 56 per cent more for inflated electricity bills, that money could have paid to for 15 knee replacements. That’s something that Ontario patients expect their health care system to spend money on, rather than wasting money on this government’s hydro rip-off.”

The documents detailing Hanover District Hospital’s electricity bills can be found HERE.


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