Surjit Singh Flora
BRAMPTON — Across the province, there are more than 34,000 Ontarians waiting to get into a long-term care home, straining the health care system and leaving residents waiting too long for care. Ontario is taking swift action and delivering on its commitment to end hallway health care by adding more long-term care beds in communities across Ontario.
Today, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, was joined by Effie J. Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care, and MPPs Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria and Amarjot Sandhu, at Faith Manor to announce the government’s investing in three long-term care homes across Brampton.
“Our government is creating a 21st century long-term care system that is resident-centred and builds capacity and access for residents and caregivers,” said Fullerton. “We want to ensure that Ontarians get the care they need when they need it and investing in more long-term spaces across the province is a key part of our plan.”
That’s why the government is improving access to long-term care beds in Brampton by:
- Upgrading 160 beds at the Tullamore Care Community project
- Building 40 new beds to the Faith Manor Redevelopment project in addition to 120 beds being upgraded
- Allocating 128 new beds to the Revera Living project.
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.
“In Brampton, our government has allocated 168 new and 280 upgraded long-term care beds,” said MPP Sarkaria. “Adding new long-term care beds and upgrading older beds is key to our transformational strategy to end hallway health care in Ontario.”
“We committed to the people of Ontario that we would end hallway health care and we are acting swiftly on that promise,” said MPP Sandhu. “In just over a year, our government has fulfilled almost half of our promise to add 15,000 new long-term care spaces in five years.”
The government will continue to work with Ontario’s long-term care sector to ensure our system is responsive to the needs of Ontarians by increasing access and reducing waitlists, while also maintaining patient safety and ensuring high standards of care.