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Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Penetanguishene

It was my sincere pleasure to join Honourable Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care, and dignitaries Doug Leroux, Mayor of Penetanguishene and George Cornell, Warden of Simcoe County to announce new bed allocations for Georgian Manor in Penetanquishene.

As MPP for Simcoe North, I am so pleased that in addition to several other long-term care projects underway in Simcoe County, the government is creating an additional 16 beds at Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene.  Today’s announcement makes for a total of 1,271 new and upgraded care beds created, planned, or in development across our region, as a part of our government’s $6.4 billion investment in long-term care in Ontario.

News Release February 3/22

Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Penetanguishene
Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed
beds to the province


SIMCOE COUNTY — The Ontario government is adding 16 new long-term care beds to Georgian
Manor Home for the Aged in Penetanguishene. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion
commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care
beds across the province.


“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern,
safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care.
“When the expansion of Georgian Manor Home for the Aged is complete it will be a place for local
seniors to call home, near their family and friends in Penetanguishene.”


With this allocation of 16 new beds, plus a previous allocation of three new beds, Georgian Manor
Home for the Aged in Penetanguishene will have a total of 162 long-term care beds. This home is
part of a campus of care which helps integrate long-term care homes into the broader health care
system and ensures residents have access to the care they need. Construction on the new beds is
expected to start by fall 2022.


“I am so pleased that in addition to several other long-term care projects underway in Simcoe
County, our government is creating an additional 16 beds at Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene,”
said Jill Dunlop, Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North. “Today’s announcement makes
for a total of 1,271 new and upgraded care beds created, planned or in development across our
region, as a part of our government’s $6.4 billion investment in long-term care in Ontario.”
There are now 693 new and 578 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction
or completed in the Simcoe County, including the following projects:


• The 16 new beds announced for Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene today, plus 3 new
beds previously allocated to this home;
• 51 new and 109 upgraded beds at The Villa Care Centre in Midland;
• 160 new beds at Saint Mary’s Care Centre in Orillia;
• 68 new and 60 upgraded beds at Sara Vista in Elmvale;
• 128 new beds at Victoria Village Manor in Barrie;
• 2 new and 62 upgraded beds at Grove Park Home for Senior Citizens in Barrie;
• 80 new and 112 upgraded beds at Schlegel Villages in Barrie;
• 64 new and 66 upgraded beds at IOOF Seniors Homes in Barrie;
• 47 new and 49 redeveloped beds at Stayner Care Centre;
• 40 new and 120 upgraded beds at Collingwood Nursing Home Bay Haven Joint Project in
Collingwood; and
• 34 new beds at Simcoe Manor and Village in Beeton.


The government has a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve both now and in the future. The plan is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.


QUOTES


“On behalf of Council, staff and residents of the Town of Penetanguishene, we are elated to hear that the Province of Ontario will be adding 16 much needed beds to the Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene. This investment in long-term care is truly needed and appreciated. The benefits of this investment to our community will see positive impacts for years to come and for that, we are truly grateful.”
– Doug Leroux, Mayor, Town of Penetanguishene


“Today’s investment of 16 more spaces for residents at our Georgian Manor Long-Term Care home is important for seniors across the region. It means that the community of Georgian Manor and Village will continue to grow to accommodate the needs of our most vulnerable residents by providing increased capacity for long-term care and specialized services. It also means that sixteen more families will know that their loved ones are safe and happy in their new homes. We thank our partners at the Ministry for their continued support towards meeting urgent needs in long-term care.”
– George Cornell, Warden, County of Simcoe


QUICK FACTS


▪ As of today, Ontario now has 21,717 new and 17,046 upgraded beds in the development pipeline, which means more than 72 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction, and opening stages of the development process.


▪ Ontario plans to invest an additional $3.7 billion, beginning in 2024-25, on top of the historic $2.68 billion already invested, to support this new series of allocations for the development of 10,000 net new and more than 12,000 upgraded beds across the province. These historic investments would bring the total to $6.4 billion since spring 2019.


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