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Largest Long-Term Care Investment in our Community’s History

The Government of Ontario is adding 168 new and 376 upgraded beds at three homes in Northumberland-Peterborough South. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds 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 Ontario’s seniors,” said David Piccini, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland–Peterborough South. “The workers and residents deserve this. When the construction at these homes is complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”

168 new and 376 upgraded long-term care beds will be built at three new long-term care homes:

  • 19 new and 141 upgraded beds in a new long-term care home at Maplewood in Brighton. Construction is expected to start by September 2022.
  • 85 new and 43 upgraded beds in a new long-term care home at Burnbrae Gardens in Campbellford. Construction is expected to start by June 2023.
  • 64 new and 192 upgraded beds in a new long-term care home at Fosterbrook in Newcastle. Construction is expected to start by January 2024.

There are now 301 new and 551 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Northumberland County, including the following projects:

  • 133 new and 59 upgraded beds at OMNI – Cobourg.
  • 29 new and 151 upgraded beds at Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg.
  • 35 new and 157 upgraded beds at Southbridge Port Hope.

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

“For too long, the government viewed LTC’s as facilities and never made the necessary upgrades and investments to meet an aging population. Today, they are homes thanks to the new, modern and safe spaces we are investing in; coupled with significant staffing improvements!”

– David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South.

“Brighton is pleased with the investment from the Province to add additional staff for the residents of Brighton’s long-term care facility,” said Brighton Mayor, Brian Ostrander. “Maplewood staff and residents deserve this assistance and we are grateful to the Province for this assistance and our ongoing partnerships.

– Brian Ostrander, Mayor of Brighton.

“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to thank the Provincial government for funding to increase the hours of direct care for Brunbrae Garden residents.  This additional support is crucial to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community are provided the time and dignity they deserve. On behalf of the community, I extend our thanks to the health care staff at our long-term care facilities for the important service they provide to residents.”

– Bob Crate, Mayor of Trent Hills.

“Today’s announcement is exciting news and an important step toward ensuring Clarington’s seniors get timely access to the high-quality care they need and deserve in their own community. On behalf of Clarington Council, I would like to thank the Government of Ontario for their ongoing commitment to helping our most vulnerable residents find a safe and comfortable place they can call home, right here in Clarington.” 

– Adrian Foster, Mayor of Clarington.

“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, the Municipality of Clarington and the Newcastle community on this redevelopment and expansion project which combines two older homes, Fosterbrooke in Newcastle and ThortonView in Oshawa, into a new 256-bed home, increasing access to care for area seniors.”

– JP Cadeau, President of Revera Canada.

“OMNI is pleased the redevelopment process is underway, and we extend our thanks to Ministers Calandra and Piccini and the Ontario Government for the much-needed work that is being undertaken to expand and redevelop homes across the Province and for the additional investments that have been made in staffing and resources. We appreciate the people who live and work at Burnbrae Gardens and look forward to the new home meeting the current and future needs of the Campbellford community.”  

– Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO of OMNI Health Care.

“We are proud of Burnbrae Gardens and its long history of involvement and caring in Campbellford, and we look forward to continuing this important role for the sake of current and future residents, families and staff.”

– April Faux, Administrator of Burnbrae Gardens.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario now has over 28,000 new and 25,000 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means more than 93 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.