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Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Cannington And the City of Kawartha Lakes

CANNINGTON — The Ontario government is adding 73 new and 247 upgraded long-term care beds to modernize and expand two long-term care homes in Cannington and the City of Kawartha Lakes. 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 these two homes in Cannington and the City of Kawartha Lakes are completed, 320 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

The projects are:

  • Bon-Air Long-Term Care Residence in Cannington, which will add 73 new and 55 upgraded beds in a new building for the existing home.
  • OMNI – City of Kawartha Lakes, which will add 192 upgraded beds in a new building.

The homes will address the residents’ needs by providing proposed services such as specialized behavioural support, palliative care, or partnerships within the health and education sector. Construction for these projects is expected to start between Fall 2023 and Winter 2024

There are now 1,458 new and 950 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Durham and Kawartha Lakes Counties. In addition to the two projects announced today, projects already underway are:

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.

QUOTES

“Our government is continuing to build and improve existing beds in Kawartha Lakes and Cannington,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “These two new projects will help us better meet the growing demand for long-term care and reduce waitlists for local residents who deserve upgraded spaces and high-quality care within their own communities.”

QUICK FACTS

  • 26,323 new and 22,127 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means more than 87 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.

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