Ontario is investing $18.5 million in local healthcare infrastructure.

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece made the announcement this afternoon in Mount Forest. Funding will go to North Wellington health care emergency room and ambulatory care project at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest and Palmerston District Hospital.

The project will include a "new shelled (unfinished) space for medical education facilities" at both hospitals.

Mount forest hospital will be increasing in size from 45,000 to 57,000 square feet.

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