Monte McNaughton

Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain a situation whereby my constituency office has been informed by a local surgeon that he has been told that in order to improve the record of performance on wait times for hip and knee surgeries in the area of the SW Ontario LHIN additional funding prior to the end of the fiscal year will be made available; can the Minister assure me that an adequate amount of such additional funding will be allocated to hospitals outside of London so that patients whose surgeries are scheduled to take place in smaller hospitals will also have the prospect of their wait times being shortened.