Almost 1,000 New Long-Term Care Beds in Latest Announcement
September 10, 2019
Oakville North-Burlington – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos joined with Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton today to announce the government’s latest allocation of almost 1,000 long-term care beds, including 128 new long-term care beds at Shalom Manor’s new long-term care home in Hamilton. MPP Triantafilopoulous serves as the Parliamentary Assistant for Long-Term Care.
The government is improving access to long-term care beds in the region, including communities across Hamilton, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant and Niagara, through the allocation of almost 1,000 new long-term care beds and upgrading almost 800 existing beds to modern design standards.
The Ontario Government is investing $72 million more into long-term care this year than last year. This is in addition to the $1.75 billion we are investing to create 15,000 new long-term care beds and upgrading an additional 15,000 older long-term care beds to modern design standards. To date, more than half of the first 15,000 new beds have been allocated, totaling 7,889 beds.
Quotes from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:
“Residents of Oakville North-Burlington and Halton Region will benefit from this announcement. The new beds will mean more spaces for those that need care and will help relieve pressure on long-term care homes in Halton Region.”
“An extra $72 million for new long-term care beds this year alone means quicker access to services for people in our community and relieves wait-list pressures on existing long-term care homes in Oakville North-Burlington.”
- The Ontario Government is committed to creating 15,000 new long-term care beds in the province within five years
- This year’s $72 million increase for long-term care this year is on top of the $1.75 billion we are investing to create 15,000 new long-term care beds and upgrading an additional 15,000 older long-term care beds
- Across the province, there are more than 34,000 Ontarians waiting to get into a long-term care home