Brantford-Brant Receiving 80 New Long-Term Care Beds Ontario’s Government for the People keeping its promise to create new long-term care beds and end hallway medicine
October 5, 2018 Ontario is improving long-term care and reducing wait times by adding more than 6,000 new long-term care beds across the province.
John Noble Home and Sienna (Fox Ridge Care Community) will receive a combined 80 new beds for the people of Brantford-Brant as part of Ontario’s Government for the People’s first steps in this commitment. These new spaces will allow people to get the long-term care they need in an appropriate setting and free up space in hospitals.
“Your government is moving forward quickly to expand access to long-term care beds,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “More long-term care beds will help take pressure off hospitals, end hallway medicine, allow doctors and nurses to work more efficiently, and provide faster health care for Ontario patients and their families.”
“Hallway health care is a multi-faceted problem that will require real and innovative solutions,” said Elliott. “Our government will continue to listen to the people who work on the front lines of our health care system as we develop a long-term, transformational strategy to end hallway health care.”
The government is also supporting more than 1,100 beds and spaces in hospitals and community settings across the province. Targeted funding will help hospitals with the greatest capacity challenges better care for the communities they serve, including during the expected pressures of the upcoming flu season.
“Ontario has committed to adding 15,000 long-term care beds in five years and 30,000 in 10 years to help cut hospital wait times and end hallway medicine. More than 6,000 have been allocated immediately, across the province. This is good news for the people of Brantford-Brant.” MPP Bouma stated.
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