Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Haliburton
Vanessa De Matteis, Office of the Minister of Long-Term Care
KAWARTHA/HALIBURTON: The Ontario government is adding 68 new and 60 upgraded long-term care beds to a new building for Extendicare Haliburton in Haliburton. 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 this long-term care home in Haliburton is completed, 128 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”
The upgraded and expanded Extendicare Haliburton will have a total of 128 long-term care beds in a brand new building. The home has proposed to offer specialized health care services to ensure residents have access to the care they need. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2023.
There are now 164 new and 60 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes including the following projects: 68 new and 60 upgraded beds allocated to Extendicare Haliburton, announced today and 96 new beds at an Extendicare home in Lindsay.
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.
“Our government is taking action to address the growing need for long-term care beds in Haliburton County. Today’s announcement will impact not only those who are waiting for a bed, it will also help reduce pressure on our local hospitals and Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program by creating a safe and appropriate care setting our senior community members deserve.” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.