New long-term care beds expected to open in 2024


by Vance Gutzman

Excitement continues to build around the new long-term care facility planned for construction at the Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH).

Deep River council received an update last week from hospital officials about plans that are in place for the new $29 million facility.

“This is an important commencement of our stakeholder involvement process,” David Cox told council.

Cox is chair of the hospital’s long-term care development committee, which was established earlier this year after the province approved a new 96-bed long-term care home in Deep River.

The hospital and its Four Seasons Lodge were included in a package of new long-term care projects across Ontario announced last March.

That package has the province investing $933 million in 80 new long-term care projects, moving a big step closer to fulfilling its commitment to add 30,000 long-term care spaces over 10 years.

The Four Seasons Lodge will be allocated 86 new long-term care spaces, to add to its 10 current beds….

(Photo: Designs for the new long-term care wing will be based on The Grove, Arnprior, as shown.)

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