Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed beds to the province
NEWS April 8, 2022
BRANTFORD—The Ontario government is adding 177 new and upgrading 79 beds at Brierwood Gardens 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 construction at this home is complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”
There are now 443 new and 397 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Brantford-Brant-Six Nations, including the following projects:
- 59 new and 69 upgraded beds allocated to Hardy Terrace in Brantford;
- 177 new and 79 upgraded beds allocated to Brierwood Gardens in Brantford;
- 83 new and 45 upgraded beds allocated to Telfer Place in Paris;
- 40 new (including 20 previously allocated) beds at John Noble Home in Brantford;
- 70 new and 90 upgraded beds at Fox Ridge Care Community Home in Brantford;
- 64 upgraded beds at Park Lane Terrace Home in Paris; and
- 14 new and 50 upgraded beds at Iroquois Lodge Home in Ohsweken.
“Today’s announcement in Brantford is a series of announcements across Ontario that places our Government as the largest long-term care building program in Canada, ever,” said Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma. “When construction is completed, 256 residents will have a new place to call home, right here in Brantford – a community they helped to build”.
“The redevelopment and expansion of Brierwood Gardens demonstrates Revera’s commitment to renewing our long term care infrastructure,” said Wendy Gilmour, Senior Vice President, Long Term Care, Revera. “The new, larger 256-bed Brantford home will incorporate the latest design standards to create a safe, home-like environment for residents, better working conditions for staff, and greater access to care for area seniors. Revera looks forward to working with Ministry of Long-Term Care and the City of Brantford in getting this project underway.”
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 12,000 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means more than 83 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.
- 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.
For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]