Today, Parliamentary Assistant John Fraser visited the future site of Glen Hill Terrace in Whitby — a new structure to house up to 160 redeveloped long-term care beds.
This is one of more than 300 long-term care homes that Ontario is helping redevelop over the next nine years. Through these enhancements, residents will benefit from:
- An environment that is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and as home-like as possible with renewed interior design
- Additional space for specialized programs like rehab and physiotherapy
- More spacious rooms with a maximum of two residents per bedroom
- Better wheelchair access in bedrooms, bathrooms, showers and doorways
- More air-conditioned areas
- Accessible dining areas that provide a home-like atmosphere
- More private work spaces for staff.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history – about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in long-term care homes is part of the government’s plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which provides patients with faster access to the right care; better home and community care; the information they need to live healthy; and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.