Cassellholme Going to TenderOctober 14, 2020
North Bay – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced that Cassellholme East Nipissing District Home for the Aged in North Bay is going to tender to build their new long-term care facility, upgrading the 240 existing beds to modern design standards, and adding 24 new long-term care beds.
“These long-term care beds are part of the government’s commitment to create new capacity and update existing beds to modern standards,” said MPP Fedeli. “Our government recognizes that it is vital to provide improved access to long-term care beds for those who need care when and where they need it. These new projects are putting patients first through our plan to improve access to the best possible care for residents and families in a comfortable, modern and safe space closer to home.”
This project, when complete, will include a 16-bed provincial Indigenous unit and two, 12-bed units dedicated for specialized dementia care. The new long-term care bed allocations in North Bay are part of the government’s commitment to add 15,000 long-term care beds in five years. These new beds will help take pressure off hospitals, allow doctors and nurses to work more efficiently, and provide better, faster health care for Ontario families and patients.
“These beds are part of our government’s long-term plan to build a modern, integrated and sustainable public health care system centred on the needs of patients,” said Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care.
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