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New Long-Term Care Beds Coming To Perth-Wellington

PERTH WELLINGTON – Randy Pettapiece, the MPP for Perth-Wellington, announced today that the riding will receive 41 new long-term care beds.
The beds will be divided over three care homes with Royal Terrace in Palmerston receiving 29 new beds, Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre in Mount Forest will get nine, and Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton will receive three. 
Pettapiece says the new beds will make a difference in our region. 
“These new long-term care beds will help alleviate hallway medicine across the riding. I would like to thank Minister Christine Elliott for moving forward with these long over-due beds. With this announcement today, our government is taking concrete action to modernize our health care system in rural Ontario.”
Minister Christine Elliott weighed in saying they are proud of their current progress. 
“We are proud that in just nine months, our government has fulfilled almost half of our commitment toward new long-term care spaces in Ontario over five years. As we move forward to modernize our public health care system, the people of Ontario, including seniors, have and always will be our government’s priority. We will create a health care system that works for them and is finally centred on the needs of patients, families and caregivers.”
Pettapiece said in closing that they stand with Ontario’s hospitals and aging community.
“We are putting patients first. With these additional spaces, our government is working to ease pressures on hospitals. The people, including Ontario’s seniors, have and always will be our government’s priority. We will create a health care system that works for them. I will continue to work all of our long-term care facilities in Perth-Wellington to secure more beds for our aging communities.”
This is part of the government’s commitment to adding 15,000 long-term care beds in five years.