Accountability office says 50% of Ontario hospitals in poor state of repair

A new report finds that almost half of Ontario’s hospitals are in a poor state of repair.

That’s far worse than the situation involving roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

The Financial Accountability Office estimates the province owns infrastructure worth about a quarter of a trillion dollars.

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Overall, it says about one third is in poor repair.

Remedying the situation won’t come cheap.

The accountability office pegs the cost at $64.5 billion over the next 10 years.

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