Health Sciences North says rising energy bills are not affecting patient care, according to an article on the CBC website.
Energy bills at the Ontario hospital went up by about $1 million over the past five or six years.
Progressive Conservative MPP Vic Fedeli recently said soaring electricity rates were to blame for job losses at the hospital in North Bay.
Health Sciences North spokesperson Dan Lessard said high electricity bills have not spilled over into patient care. He said energy is a small portion of the entire hospital operating budget.