FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2021
Investment includes 192 spaces in Haldimand-Norfolk
DUNNVILLE – The Ontario government is making a historic investment in 80 new long-term care projects – including two in Haldimand-Norfolk that will lead to 132 new and 60 upgraded long-term care spaces. These spaces are part of the government’s delivery of 30,000 much-needed long-term care spaces over ten years.
The projects are:
- Delhi Long Term Care Centre is being allocated 68 new spaces and 60 upgraded spaces. The project will result in a 128-bed home through the construction of a new building in Delhi as part of a campus of care.
- The Haldimand War Memorial Hospital is being allocated 64 new spaces to expand Edgewater Gardens. The project will result in a 128-bed home through the construction of a new building in Dunnville as part of a campus of care.
In addition to modernizing the long-term care sector, these projects will help reduce waitlists and end hallway medicine. Province-wide, these investments also support key government priorities, including eliminating three and four bed ward rooms, creating campuses of care and providing new spaces for Indigenous, Francophone and other cultural community residents.
“The number of people in Haldimand-Norfolk who will need long-term care is expected to rise over the next decade,” said Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk. “Today’s announcement will help ensure we have safe and modern spaces ready for them.”
“Our loved ones in long-term care deserve a comfortable, modern place to live, near family and friends, with the support they need when they need it,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “These new and upgraded spaces, built to modern design standards, will help prevent and contain the transmission of infectious diseases and ensure residents have access to the care they need in a safe and secure environment.”
Criteria for selecting the projects being announced today included:
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