Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed beds to the province
NEWS January 27, 2022
SIMCOE — The Ontario government is adding 48 new and 80 upgraded long-term care beds to a new building for The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home’s long-term care home in Simcoe. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 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 this home is completed, it will be a place for 128 seniors in Norfolk County to call home, near their family and friends.”
A brand new building for The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home will have a total of 128 long-term care beds. The home will be connected to the Norfolk General Hospital and has proposed to offer specialized services to ensure residents have access to the care they need. Construction is expected to start by Summer 2023.
There are now 306 new and 270 upgraded long-term care beds in development in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, including the following projects:
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.
“Fixing long-term care is very important for our government and is reflected in this accelerated approval of the request to replace and expand our Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home. Today’s very welcome news builds on previous announcements for hundreds of new long-term care beds in Port Dover, Hagersville, Dunnville and Delhi.”
Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand—Norfolk
“Our loved ones in long-term care deserve high quality care and modern facilities that ensure they receive the dignity they deserve. A redeveloped nursing home would replace our outdated facility with a 128-bed nursing home that would meet modern design standards and the needs of our community – in terms of residential care, improved residential experience, specialty care and cultural considerations. The majority of admissions to the NHNH come directly from the in-patient unit at NGH, which has a positive impact on patient flow in the hospital. Adding new beds to Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home will help us better meet the growing demand for long-term care, reduce waitlists and alleviate hospital system capacity pressures.”
Kim Mullins, Interim President and CEO of Norfolk General Hospital and The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home
- in the development pipeline – which means more than 71 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and opening stages of the development process.
- 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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