New Long-Term Care Beds for Hamilton and Area will Benefit Oakville North-Burlington Residents
September 10, 2019
Oakville North-Burlington – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos joined with Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton today to announce the government’s allocation of 128 new long-term care beds at the future site of Shalom Manor’s new long-term care home in Hamilton.
The government is also improving access to long-term care beds in communities across Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant, Hamilton and Niagara by allocating almost 1,000 new long-term care beds and upgrading almost 800 existing beds to modern design standards.
Residents of Oakville North-Burlington will benefit from these announcements as Burlington is part of the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) area that covers Hamilton. 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.
Quotes from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:
“I am pleased that our government will be building almost 1,000 new long-term care beds in Hamilton and the surrounding area. This will ensure that people needing LTC will get the support they need sooner.”
“More long-term care beds means quicker access to services for people in my riding 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
- To date, more than half of the first 15,000 new beds have been allocated, totaling 7,889 beds.