Paul Calandra, Minister of Long- Term Care announced significant funding for long term care beds across Northern Ontario. Northern Ontario will be the recipient of 228 beds for residents. As PC candidate for Algoma Manitoulin, Cheryl Fort stated “I am delighted to know that both Manitouwadge and Elliot Lake were part of today’s announcement.
Elliot Lake’s St. Joseph’s Manor will be expanded by 32 additional new beds. Construction is slated for the fall of 2022 and once complete will be home to 96 residents. In addition, Minister Calandra confirmed that 18 new beds will be constructed at Santé Manitouwadge Health, bringing the number of beds to 27.”
Northern Ontario currently has 1,249 new beds and 1,977 upgraded long-term care beds under development or under construction, which is part of the Doug Ford’s government plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they deserve.
As Mayor of Hornepayne – a senior community in Northern Ontario and the PC candidate for this riding, I applaud Premier Doug Ford for his continued investment in Northern Ontario, his continued commitment to long-term care and to the people of Northern Ontario.”
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