160 New Long-Term Care Beds in North BayMarch 15, 2022
Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed beds to the province
NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is adding 160 new beds at the Villages Community Care Group in North Bay. 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 here in North Bay,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “When Canadore’s LTC project is completed, 160 residents will have a new place to call home, near their loved ones.”
“Canadore College is very proud of The Village, our health and wellness facility that integrates interprofessional education with Indigenous, Eastern and Western healing and wellness practices. We opened The Village in 2018, and we have been planning for Phase 2 ever since. In collaboration with our partners, we will develop a unique environment including a long-term care home with 160 new beds, creating a multigenerational campus that leads to healthier living for all ages. Residents and the local community will have access to a range of client-centred health care options and facilities including a fully functioning pharmacy and a health care provider on site. We thank the Government of Ontario for its contribution to this very important project.” – George Burton, President of Canadore College.
There are now 292 new and 460 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Nipissing, including the following projects:
- 160 new beds at the Villages Community Care Group
- 96 new beds at FAIM (Trout Creek)
- 24 new and 240 upgraded beds at Cassellholme
- 12 new and 148 upgraded beds at Northern Heights (former Waters Edge)
- 72 upgraded beds at the new Algonquin Nursing Home (Mattawa)
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.
- Ontario now has over 24,000 new and 19,000 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means more than 80 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and opening stages of the development process.
- Ontario pans 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.
- Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the Province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
- 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario