Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Vaughan
Thursday, 21 April 2022 12:00.PM
- Ongoing investments in new projects will bring much-needed beds to the province. -
Today, Paul Calandra, Minister of Long Term Care, along with Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, announced that the Ontario government is adding 256 new long-term care beds and building a new long-term care home for the Mackenzie Health Vaughan Long-Term Care Facility. 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 home in Vaughan is completed, 256 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”
The new long-term care home in Vaughan will be built on the lands adjacent to Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, which will help integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system and ensure residents have access to the care they need. Construction is expected to start in Winter 2025.
There are now 512 new long-term care beds in development in Vaughan. In addition to the project announced today, one other project is underway:
• 256 bed-project with the proposed sale of land located at 7231 Martin Grove Road in Vaughan
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.
"After increasing funding and opening the state-of-the-art Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, I am proud to deliver a needed long-term care home that will be built on the hospital lands so that local families have access to a modern home for our aging loved ones. This new 256-bed long-term care home will serve as the anchor for a campus-of-care that will make our community stronger by integrating and centralizing treatment, testing, and health services around the hospital and in the heart of our community. Our government will continue to lead and drive this vision forward by increasing investment in Mackenzie Health, Southlake Hospital, and all King-Vaughan long-term care homes to ensure the dignity, care and treatment our families, seniors, and future generations deserve."
- Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan
• As of today, Ontario now has 27,011 new and 22,955 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means more than 90 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.
• Ontario is providing long-term care homes with $868 million in additional funding to help protect the health and safety of residents, staff and caregivers, and to ensure residents get the care they need and deserve. This funding will cover the extraordinary costs of COVID-19 in 2021-2022. $328 million of it is being used primarily to address the enhanced measures enacted in response to the Omicron variant.
SOURCE: Ministry of Long-Term Care