Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Hamilton

Published on February 07, 2022

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


News Release

HAMILTON — The Ontario government is adding 173 new and 574 upgraded long-term care beds to modernize and expand five long-term care homes in Hamilton. 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 these five homes in Hamilton are completed, 747 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

Construction at these homes – Dundurn Place Care Centre, Parkview Nursing Centre, Pine Villa Nursing Home, St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke, and Hamilton Continuing Care - is expected to start between Spring 2023 and Spring 2024. The project at St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke adds new beds within the existing home, the remaining four projects are brand new buildings for these long-term care homes.

There are now 781 new and 954 upgraded long-term care beds in development in Hamilton, including the following:

  • projects announced today -
    • 160 upgraded beds at Dundurn Place Care Centre
    • 34 new and 126 upgraded beds at Parkview Nursing Centre
    • 224 upgraded beds at Pine Villa Nursing Home
    • 11 new beds allocated to St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke, plus 64 new beds previously allocated to this home
    • 128 new and 64 upgraded beds at Hamilton Continuing Care
  • projects already underway in Hamilton -
    • 192 upgraded beds at Grace Villa Nursing Home
    • 192 new beds at Griffin Manor
    • 128 new beds at Shalom Manor Hamilton
    • 128 new and 128 upgraded beds at Baywoods Place
    • 20 new beds at Macassa Lodge Hamilton
    • 76 new and 60 upgraded beds at Shalom Village Nursing Home.

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.

QUOTES

“Long-term care homes play a vital role in our community, and in the lives of people and families that rely on access to the supports within these facilities. Today’s investments are testament to the Ontario government’s commitment to ensuring seniors in Hamilton have access to the high quality of care and, by extension, experience the high quality of life they deserve.”

Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton

“After years of inaction and neglect, our government has a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure residents receive the quality of care they deserve. This significant investment in hundreds of new and upgraded long-term care beds in Hamilton demonstrates our government’s commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable seniors in our community.”

Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough—Glanbrook

QUICK FACTS

  • As of today, Ontario now has 22,018 new and 17,620 upgraded beds in the development pipeline - which means more than 73 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.

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