New patient based funding model will not affect the Almonte or Carleton Place hospitals

Some concern has been raised that the beloved Almonte General hospital would suffer under the new "patient based" funding model announced by the Ontario government. Almonte hospital CEO Mary Wilson-Trider has assured the Millstone that the Ministry's patient-based funding model is not being applied to small hospitals at this time. Almonte General Hospital is a small hospital. The Carleton Place and Arnprior hospitals are also small hospitals. AGH has not been advised of its' funding allocation for 2012/13 but the hospital does not expect it to be lower than the 2011/12 amount.