Ontario is investing another $1.6 million to increase prevention and containment efforts in long-term care centres in Haliburton.

“We continue to support (long-term care homes) for their PPE or whatever prevention and containment measures they need,” MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Laurie Scott tells the MyHaliburtonNow.com newsroom. 

Extendicare Haliburton is getting $80,000, Highland Wood is receiving $87,100, and Hyland Crest is being provided with $197,600. This is in addition to the over $1 million in funding that was provided to the three long-term care centres since March 2020.

On top of the three area LTCs, another 12 were given funding throughout Scott’s riding.

The funding coming to local LTCs is part of an additional $150 million that’s being invested by the province to give the centres the resources they need in the fight against COVID-19.