Ontario Building New Long-term Care Beds in Woodstock
Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed beds to the province
WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is adding 26 new and 138 upgraded beds at Caressant Care in Woodstock. 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 the construction at this home is complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”
There are now 214 new and 238 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Oxford, including the following projects:
- 28 new and 100 upgraded beds at peopleCare – Tavistock
- 160 new beds at peopleCare – Tillsonburg
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.
“I’m very pleased with today’s announcement and what it means for our senior population,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “We’re ensuring our seniors get the quality of care they need and deserve right here in their community.”
- As of today, Ontario now has over 27,000 new and 23,000 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.
- In response to the evolving Omicron situation, the Province has put additional measures in place to protect residents, staff and caregivers, including making 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.