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Ontario announces approval for 747 new, modernized long-term care beds in Hamilton – Hamilton

The province has announced plans to significantly upgrade Hamilton’s long-term care area.

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Paul Calandra, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care, has confirmed that approvals of 173 new beds and 574 upgraded beds are being worked through through the city’s five facility expansion.

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“Once the construction of these homes is completed, 747 residents will have a new place to call home, close to family and friends, in the communities they helped build,” said Calandra.

Projects announced this week include:

  • 160 upgraded beds at Dundurn Place Care Center
  • 34 new beds and 126 upgraded beds at Parkview Nursing Center
  • 224 upgraded beds at Pine Villa Nursing Home
  • 11 new beds allotted to the St. Peter at Chedoke
  • 128 new beds and 64 upgraded beds at Hamilton Continue Care

Construction on the projects is expected to begin in spring 2023 or spring 2024.

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When combined with the six previously approved long-term care projects, Calandra adds that there are now 1,735 new or upgraded beds under development or in the works in Hamilton.

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Calandra said this is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build 30,000 new and 28,000 renovated beds across Ontario by 2028.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger said the investments are testament to the Ontario government’s commitment to “ensure Hamilton seniors have access to high quality of care and broaden the range of life experiences.” the high quality they deserve.”

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