Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Courtland

 Caressant Care will see 42 new and 54 upgraded beds

NEWS                                                                                                                                   April 8, 2022

Courtland— The Ontario government is adding 42 new and 54 upgraded beds at Caressant Care in Courtland. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 28,000 net new beds by 2028 and 25,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When the construction at this home is complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”

There are now 348 new and 324 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed across Haldimand-Norfolk, including the following projects:

  • 42 new and 54 upgraded beds at Caressant Care Courtland
  • 48 new and 80 upgraded beds at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home
  • 68 new and 60 upgraded beds at Delhi LTC
  • 58 new and 70 upgraded beds at Dover Cliffs
  • 68 new and 60 upgraded beds at New Anson Place
  • 64 new beds at Edgewater Gardens

“Fixing long-term care is very important for our government and is reflected in this approval to replace and expand at Caressant Care,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “Today’s very welcome news builds on previous announcements for hundreds of new long-term care beds in Simcoe, Port Dover, Hagersville, Dunnville and Delhi.”

The government has a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve both now and in the future. The plan is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.

“This is a good news story and we are excited to be part of it,” says Jim Lavelle, President of Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes LTD.  “This announcement means we will be adding 42 new beds and redeveloping our exiting 54 beds to create a 96-bed home that will be modernized to current standards for the comfort and safety of our residents and our staff.  We are planning now for the future to increase capacity in long-term care to meet the growing needs of our community.   We are deeply appreciative of the support we have received from MPP Toby Barrett and look forward to working together on this significant project in Courtland.”


  • invest an additional $3.7 billion, beginning in 2024-25, on top of the historic $2.68 billion already invested, to support this new series of allocations for the development of 10,000 net new and more than 12,000 upgraded beds across the province. These historic investments would bring the total to $6.4 billion since spring 2019.

  • fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available to residents who received their third dose at least three months ago, and making third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for staff, students, volunteers, caregivers and support workers.


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