Canada’s Ontario is providing a $125m fund to upgrade critical infrastructure in hospitals across the province, as part of efforts to offer better services for patients in a safe environment.

Announced by Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto East General Hospital is set to secure $1.7m for the 2015-16 period through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF).

Wynne said: "Hospitals need to keep their facilities in a state of good repair so they can continue to provide high-quality healthcare.

"Through this investment in hospital infrastructure, we are ensuring that patients have access to care in spaces that are safe, healthy and comfortable."

"That is why our government has more than doubled the funding for crucial infrastructure repairs and upgrades at hospitals across Ontario."

Approximately 128 hospitals in Ontario will secure HIRF grants, which will support their crucial infrastructure projects.

The project will comprise of structural upgrades such as roof replacements and new windows, upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as improvements such as upgrading back-up generators.

In addition, the project will include upgraded fire alarm systems and other work required to address requirements under the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code.

Ontario health and long-term care minister Dr Eric Hoskins said: "Through this investment in hospital infrastructure, we are ensuring that patients have access to care in spaces that are safe, healthy and comfortable."

The government is committed to provide $11bn in hospital capital grants over ten years in the 2015 budget.