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Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Newmarket

Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed beds to the province

NEWS                                                                                                                                   April 1, 2022

Newmarket— The Ontario government is building a new long-term care site that will add 157 new and 163 upgraded long-term care beds and combine Eagle Terrace and Mackenzie Place in Newmarket. This new site 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 is delivering on its commitment to build more long-term care beds so that seniors have access to safe, high-quality care close to family and friends,” said Christine Elliott, MPP for Newmarket—Aurora. “The new long-term care site in Newmarket will expand Eagle Terrace and Mackenzie Place to provide more seniors in our community with the care and support they need and deserve.”

There are now 733 new and 163 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Newmarket, including the following projects:

  • 256 new beds at BLWL – Newmarket
  • 320 new beds at Southlake Regional Health Centre

“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 construction at this home is complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”

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.

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“Investing in modern state-of-the art long term care homes is the right thing to do for our residents and our staff. Revera is committed to upgrading and expanding aging senior care infrastructure. We look forward to working with the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the City of Newmarket on this redevelopment and expansion project which combines two older homes, Eagle Terrace and Mackenzie Place, into a new 320-bed home, greatly increasing access to care for Newmarket seniors.”

JP Cadeau, President, Revera Canada

QUICK FACTS

  • 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.

  • fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available to residents who received their third dose at least three months ago, and making third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for staff, students, volunteers, caregivers and support workers.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the Province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario

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MEDIA CONTACTS MPP Christine Elliott Office: 905-853-9889 Contact:  Dawn Gallagher Murphy Email:  dawn.gallaghermurphy@pc.ola.org