Ontario is embarking on a number of long-term care projects which will lead to 3,000 new and improved long-term care spaces.
The initiative, which aims to reduce wait-lists and improve quality of care, is part of Ontario’s action plan to respond to the impacts of COVID-19.
Among the 29 new long-term care projects, 19 will include campuses of care where multiple services will be provided.
“Protecting our loved ones and ensuring they receive the care they deserve is at the centre of everything we do,” said Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton. “With this announcement, our government is taking another step towards creating a 21st-century long-term care sector that provides the highest quality of care for our most vulnerable people, where and when they need it.”
Ontario is investing an additional $761 million to build and renovate 74 projects, creating close to 11,000 spaces.