The Dryden Regional Health Centre is receiving a 1.9 per cent increase in funding, for 2020/21. That's an increase of $381,300.

The funding is part of Ontario's Action Plan; Responding to COVID-19, which included $935 million more in new investments for Ontario hospitals this year. As part of that funding, $594 million will support hospitals to meet current and future demands for regular services. This represents approximately a 3% overall increase in funding to the hospital sector.

A similar funding announcement was made in Kenora earlier this week.