Construction on a new building for Extendicare Haliburton is expected to start in fall 2023.
Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, announced today 68 new long-term care (LTC) beds will be part of the new building. The 60 beds in the current home on 167 Park St. will be moved over and upgraded.
A location for the new building hasn’t been decided, but construction is expected to be finished by 2025.
“Our government is taking action to address the growing need for long-term care beds in Haliburton County,” Scott says. “Today’s announcement will impact not only those who are waiting for a bed, it will also help reduce pressure on our local hospitals and Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program by creating a safe and appropriate care setting our senior community members deserve.”
The news comes almost a year after the province announced 96 new beds will be installed at Extendicare Kawartha Lakes in Lindsay. That announcement also included 64 upgraded beds.
“I’m very pleased to see the announcement for new and refurbished beds for long-term care in Haliburton County,” Liz Danielson, the county’s warden, says. “The need for improvements in LTC has become critical over the last few years and sadly COVID-19 has made that challenge very difficult for our health care professionals.”
The announcement is part of the province’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds by 2028 and upgrade another 28,000.