Ontario Closer to Creating 15000 New Long-Term Care BedsPublished on October 01, 2019
Province Opens Call for Applications to Build and Redevelop Long-Term Care Beds
Ontario is now accepting applications from current and potential operators to build new long-term care beds and redevelop existing ones in Ontario. These long-term care beds are part of the government’s commitment to build 15,000 new beds and redevelop 15,000 existing beds over five years.
To date, the government has allocated 7,889 new beds, fulfilling more than 50 per cent of that commitment.
“Today’s call for applications brings our government one step closer to fulfilling our commitment to create 15,000 new long-term care beds and redevelop 15,000 existing beds,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “With an aging population, these new and redeveloped beds will help more families and residents get the support and high-quality care they need, when they need it.”
The government is inviting all parties interested in applying to build and redevelop the remaining beds, including existing non-profit, for-profit, and municipal operators, as well as organizations new to the long-term care sector, to submit an online application by January 17, 2020.
“I encourage all interested parties to apply and to be a part of this exciting opportunity,” said Minister Fullerton. “Our government is committed to creating a 21st century long-term care system that focuses on residents, builds capacity for residents and caregivers and provides a place for our province’s most vulnerable people to call home.”
“Expanding our long-term care capacity means better care for people who really need it, less crowding in short-term and emergency beds, and a balanced healthcare system,” said Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville. “Too many families in Mississauga and Ontario are stuck on waiting lists for beds. This initiative will help improve access to the care Ontarians have been waiting for.”
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