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Ontario Building New and Improved Long-Term Care in Brampton
Faith Manor brings much-needed spaces to the city
September 23, 2021
[BRAMPTON] — Today, Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-term Care, and Amarjot Sandhu, MPP for Brampton West, marked the opening of Faith Manor’s brand new 160-bed long-term care building in Brampton, as a result of the province’s ongoing work to increase access to long-term care through a historic $2.68 billion investment to deliver 30,000 net new beds over ten years. An additional $4.9 billion investment over four years supports Ontario’s plan to hire more than 27,000 staff, including registered nurses, personal support workers and support staff.
“Our government is fixing Ontario’s long-term care system and building new facilities, like Faith Manor, is a key part of our plan,” said Minister Phillips. “Faith Manor is providing a safe, modern, comfortable place for 160 local seniors to call home – close to family and friends while getting the care they need.”
Faith Manor welcomed its first resident on July 15 and continues to accept residents to join its community. The home provides 40 new and 120 upgraded, safe long-term care beds in Brampton.
This brand new building has specific design improvements, including semi-private and private rooms, no ward rooms and air conditioning throughout the home.
The government of Ontario is committed to fixing long-term care to reduce waitlists, ease hospital capacity pressures, and ensure every resident can experience the best possible quality of life, supported by safe, high-quality care.
“I am honoured to celebrate the opening of Faith Manor’s brand new building in Brampton,” said Amarjot Sandhu, MPP for Brampton West. “After years of neglect and underinvestment by previous governments, this new home will be a great asset for the community and the families who live here.”
“Protecting our loved ones and ensuring they receive the care they deserve is at the centre of everything we do,” said Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board and MPP for Brampton South. “Our government will continue to add capacity and upgrade long-term care homes for seniors in Brampton and across Ontario.”
– Ontario now has 20,161 new and 15,918 upgraded beds in the development pipeline – which means more than 60 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and completed stages of the development process.
– As of February 2021, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The average wait time is 147 days for residents currently living in community settings.
Vanessa De Matteis
Office of the Minister of Long-term Care
Ministry of Long-Term Care Media Line