Province plans new long-term care home near Oakville hospital

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Published November 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

A new long-term care home is in the works for Oakville.

The Ontario government said it is making land available adjacent to Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Dundas St. for the facility.

The government is selling surplus provincial property to accommodate the move with the requirement that a long-term care facility is built on the site.

“We are delivering on our commitment to transition our seniors from waitlists to modern long-term care homes, providing a warm and safe environment with the quality of care they deserve,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “These new homes will allow almost 900 (across the province) of our loved ones to enter long-term care homes sooner, and ease hallway health care in local hospitals.”

The government believes developing long-term care homes on surplus government lands will help address barriers often faced by long-term care operators, such as the limited supply of available land, particularly in urban areas.

The move is part of the government’s plan to create 30,000 new long-term beds over the next 10 years.

Queen’s Park is also driving the development of new long-term care spaces through the Accelerated Build program, which is adding 1,280 spaces in months through a new funding model designed to break down barriers to building and speed up new development and the upgrading of existing homes.

There is no timeframe for when work will begin on the facility.

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