Ontario Government Plans 512 New Long-Term Care Beds for Oakville North-Burlington
Oakville North-Burlington – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos announced today that the Ontario Government will be selling surplus lands beside Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital to build two 256-bed long-term care homes, with 512 total beds. The government will be selling the surplus provincial land with a requirement that long-term care homes be built on a portion of the property.
Developing these two new long-term care homes in Oakville helps deliver on the government’s commitment to create 30,000 new beds in 10 years. Using surplus government lands helps to address the barriers many long-term care operators face in finding available land, particularly in the GTA and fast-growing areas such as the Region of Halton.
Quote from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:
“Too many seniors in our community who need long-term care face long wait lists to get the care they need. Oakville North-Burlington has a fast-growing population, but we also have an aging population. Building 512 new beds in Oakville will mean easier access to care for seniors, in their own community close to their families. These new homes will provide a warm and caring environment for seniors with high-quality care.
Quote from Stephen Crawford MPP:
“Our government is committed to expanding the number of long-term care beds for seniors in Oakville. These two new homes will be essential in reducing the growing long-term care waitlist confronting our community. Seniors can rest assured that 512 new beds in Oakville will provide them with the care they need.”
- In addition to the 512 beds planned for Oakville, the government will be selling surplus lands to build 256 beds in Vaughan and 128 beds in Aurora
- The government is investing $1.75 billion to create urgently-needed new long-term care capacity and upgrade aging homes
- On November 2, the government announced it will be increasing the average daily direct care for residents of long-term care to four hours a day (up from the current average 2.75 hours)
- CBRE is the Broker of Record managing the sale. More information is available here.
- As of June 2020, more than 38,500 people are on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed.
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