Long-Term Health Care Project Gets A Boost
McGuinty Government Invests In Northern Health Care
The construction of the new St. Joseph's Health Centre long-term care home in Greater Sudbury is a step closer to reality with support from the Ontario government.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing $2 million in the construction of a 90,000-square foot, 128-bed long-term care home in the community of Chelmsford. Features of the proposed two-story facility include:
- Four resident home areas with dining, program, activities and sitting areas
- A ground floor common area with a chapel, café, multi-purpose room and main entrance lobby
- A secure outdoor garden space.
- The creation of 160 full and part-time jobs.
- This project is part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s plan to build 1,750 new and 662 replacement long-term care home beds in Guelph, Hastings County, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Niagara Region, Simcoe County, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Windsor.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested more than $8.4 million in 17 projects relating to health care in the Greater Sudbury area.
“This significant NOHFC investment will help address the alternate level of care pressures currently being faced by our community”
“The NOHFC is playing an integral role in advancing the quality of health care in the Greater Sudbury region and across Northern Ontario”