Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Bobcaygeon
Bobcaygeon— The Ontario government is building 63 new and 65 upgraded beds at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon. 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.
This brings the total of new long-term care beds in development or under construction to 300 and the total of upgraded long-term care beds to 436 for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock under our government’s commitment.
“Today’s announcement for Pinecrest Nursing Home is part of our plan to fix long-term care and ensure seniors get the quality of care they need and deserve,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “We saw how remarkable the local healthcare staff were at Pinecrest during the pandemic and this funding is another part of our plan to improve staffing and care, accountability, enforcement, and transparency by building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.”
“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.”
- 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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