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VIDEO – Long-term Care Beds in Wasaga Beach; Maybe Next Time, Says Minister

VIDEO – Long-term Care Beds in Wasaga Beach; Maybe Next Time, Says Minister
 
May 4, 2021 - Why was Wasaga Beach left out of Ontario’s 2021 budget announcement of new long-term care beds for seniors? Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson put the question to Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton today. 
 
Speaking in the Legislature, Mr. Wilson reminded Dr. Fullerton that 36 percent of residents in Wasaga Beach are senior citizens – one of the highest concentrations of seniors in all of Canada. But, the community doesn’t have a single long-term care bed. Residents have to move elsewhere to access care. 
 
“There are proposals from at least two companies to fill the void,” said Wilson. “Both of these are reputable firms with proven track records,” he added. “They have the resources, the experience and the commitment to deliver the urgently needed support that my constituents need and deserve.” 
 
Asked why Wasaga Beach was left out of the government’s “historic investment” in long-term care, Minister Fullerton responded that applications not approved in the current budget will be considered in the next round of allocations.
 
Watch the discussion here:

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