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Ontario investing in new long-term care beds

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 10, 2019
Merrilee Fullerton
Canada   Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care

Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, was joined by Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care, and Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, at Runnymede Healthcare Centre to announce the government is re-affirming its commitment to allocate 200 new long-term care beds to the Runnymede Long-Term Care Home project in Toronto.

Topics: Ontario care

Across the province, there are more than 36,000 Ontarians waiting to get into a long-term care home, putting strain on the health care system and leaving residents waiting too long for the care they need. The government is taking swift action and delivering on its commitment to end hallway health care by creating and redeveloping long-term care beds in communities across Ontario.

"Our government is creating a 21st century long-term care system that is resident-centred and builds capacity and access for residents and caregivers across Ontario," said Minister Fullerton. "We want to ensure that Ontarians get the care they need when they need it and investing in more long-term care spaces across the province is a key part of our transformational strategy to end hallway health care."

These new beds will help take pressure off hospitals, allow doctors and nurses to work more efficiently and provide better, faster health care for families and patients in the City of Toronto.

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