Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Francophone Affairs Marie-France Lalonde visited Hawkesbury yesterday afternoon announcing the creation of 78 long-term care beds at the Prescott & Russell Residence, bringing the total to 224.
The expansion is part of the government’s plan to create 5,000 new beds by 2022 along with the commitment to create more than 500 new beds for Francophone seniors across the province.
Marie-France also announced that Ontario would also be investing $300 million over the next three years to hire an additional registered nurse for every long-term care home which would increasing the provincial average to four hours of daily care per resident by 2022.
In its 2018 Budget, Ontario will be making over $3.3 billion in additional investments to support seniors and caregivers over the next three years.
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