Treatment Facility For Brain Injuries Built In Sudbury
McGuinty Government Improving Health Care, Creating Jobs
A new care home for people with brain injuries is being built in Sudbury to provide northerners with treatment closer to home.
With Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) assistance, the Ontario March of Dimes will convert a former school at 2935 Bancroft Drive into an eight-bed Acquired Brain Injury Congregate Care Home. The centre will feature two one-bedroom assessment transitional units, meeting and therapy space, as well as kitchen, dining, laundry and lounge areas for residents. The project is expected to create as many as 16 new full-time jobs.
This initiative is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Ontario is providing $806,440 to this project under the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The congregate care home will offer 24-hour support services. In addition, consulting health professionals such as psychologists, occupational therapists and speech language specialists will provide services at the centre.
“Our government remains firm in its commitment to improve health care in Northern Ontario. I am pleased that Sudbury will host this new centre and that affected individuals will now have the opportunity to seek treatment in the North.”
“The McGuinty government understands that accessible health care is a key component of any community. Investments such as these provide much needed aid to those requiring health care nearer to their families.”