Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed beds to the province
NEWS January 28, 2022
BRANTFORD — The Ontario government is adding 20 beds to the John Noble Home in Brantford. 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 renovations at this home are complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”
The John Noble Home is a municipal home owned by the City of Brantford and the County of Brant. Beds in this project are proposed to provide specialized services and will be part of a campus of care, which helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system and ensures residents have access to the care they need. Construction is expected to start by Fall, 2022.
With the additional allocation of beds to the John Noble Home, there are now 124 new and 204 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in County of Brant, including the following projects:
- 40 new (including 20 previously allocated) beds at John Noble Home
- 70 new and 90 upgraded beds at Fox Ridge Care Community Home in Brantford;
- 64 upgraded beds at Park Lane Terrace Home in Paris;
- 14 new and 50 upgraded beds at Iroquois Lodge Home in Ohsweken.
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.
“Our government’s plan to fix long-term care is built on three pillars. These three pillars are: improving staffing and care; protecting residents through better accountability, enforcement and transparency; and building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors. I am so pleased to be part of this announcement today and look forward to advocating for more advancements and improvements to our long-term care sector in the region.”
— Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford-Brant
“The County of Brant is grateful for the additional provincial funding which will allow more seniors access to the care they need at the John Noble Home. This funding includes providing specialized services to some of our most vulnerable citizens. As the population in the County ages and care becomes more complex, expansion of funding and services will be required to meet the ongoing needs of the community. I commend the Province’s plan to build modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors and offer care close to family and friends.”
— David Bailey, Mayor of the County of Brant
“The Ontario Government’s plan to add 20 new beds at the John Noble Home will help The City of Brantford and The County of Brant ensure that our aging population is given the quality level and quality of care they deserve. I am thankful for the continued investment and MPP Bouma for his advocacy to assist our community in better meeting the needs of our seniors, especially those who have complex care requirements that are difficult to address in the for profit long term care system.”
— Kevin Davis, Mayor of the City of Brantford
- As of today, Ontario now has 21,709 new and 17,046 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means more than 72 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.
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Vanessa De Matteis
Office of the Minister of Long-Term Care
Ministry of Long-Term Care Media Line
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