THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – Premier Wynne was at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre this morning. “We need to recognize that what works in one part of the province won’t work in other parts of the province,” said the Premier.
The Premier was meeting with students who are working at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute this morning. There are students in Thunder Bay from Germany, Brazil and of course Ontario who are taking leading edge research into healthcare to the next level.
The TBRRI is getting an additional $4 million from the province which will further advance the cyclotron project. Twenty-nine jobs will be created by the investment announced this morning. “This will help enhance Thunder Bay’s reputation as a centre for research,” stated the Premier. “This investment will allow for the purchase of equipment that will help make lives healthier”.
The Premier said, that “Patient care is at the centre of things at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre”.
“I am a big believer in working together,” said the Premier.
“This investment builds on the work that NOHFC have made in the region”.”Our government is committed to making smart investments to improve health care and create jobs in Northern Ontario. I am pleased that this support will help the institute perform cutting-edge research that will improve health care while creating 29 high-skilled jobs in the region,” stated Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.
“By continuing to invest in this remarkable facility – one that has already advanced a diversified economy in Thunder Bay – our government is enhancing state-of-the-art health care research in the region. It is also providing students with the most relevant training possible. Incredibly important work is taking place at TBRRI, as the Institute conducts ground-breaking research into the early detection and treatment of diseases such as cancer,” commented Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC.
“The Regional Research Institute continues to conduct important research, create good jobs and offer educational and training opportunities for students in our area. I am very pleased that the NOHFC could support these projects, which will help improve health care in the Northwest,” added Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan.
“Premier Wynne’s funding announcement today will greatly improve both patient care and research in Northwestern Ontario. This new investment reaffirms our strong partnership with the provincial government and the NOHFC, which is vital to the success of our growing research program,” said Dr. Roxanne Deslauriers, Acting CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Vice President of Research at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.