Long-term care home in Owen Sound to receive government funding for upgrades

Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker (photo submitted)

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has announced that Lee Manor in Owen Sound will receive government funding for upgrades to the facility.

In a release on April 16th, Walker says Lee Manor will receive $650,000 in combined federal and provincial funding to make numerous upgrades. The funding is part of a 100 million dollar government investment to “install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and make retrofits or repairs to fire sprinkler systems, in 95 long-term care homes across the province. These investments will help provide care, comfort and safety to residents.” The release states that upgrading the HVAC systems will improve air quality and help reduce and control outbreaks.

The federal government is providing $520,000 of the funding for Lee Manor while the province is providing the other $130,000.

“This investment will benefit many of the most vulnerable people in our community, providing them with the comfortable and safe living spaces they deserve,” says Walker. “Our government puts the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the heart of everything we do.”

“I am excited to see this investment between the federal and provincial governments slated to improve and make upgrades to Lee Manor in Owen Sound. Seniors are the heart of so many communities, they are our grandparents, parents, and most of all, our loved ones,” adds Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Alex Ruff. “Our seniors have shown bravery and strength over the course of the pandemic, and I am glad that this funding will invest in and improve the lives of seniors in our community residing at Lee Manor. This investment is key to ensuring our seniors are safe, healthy, and comfortable where they live.”

“Our Government is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in Ontario like never before,” says Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today’s investment in homes across the province is another part of our government’s plan to ensure our loved ones live in comfort and with the safety, dignity and respect they deserve.”