Funding for upgrades at a Perth County Long Term Care home
Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton will receive up to $818,205 in one-time federal and provincial funding for building upgrades. A media release from Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece said the funds are part of a $100-million investment to install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and improve fire sprinkler systems in 95 long-term care homes across Ontario.
He adds the funding will help ensure Knollcrest Lodge is able to continue to provide a safe and healthy facility for all residents. For Knollcrest, the money will go toward upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning; maximizing infection prevention and control; replacing windows and doors; and installing a new fire sprinkler system.
“Our Government is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in Ontario like never before,” said 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.”
This funding is part of a combined federal-provincial investment of up to $1.05 billion to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
In addition to helping communities build the necessary infrastructure to keep Ontario’s long-term care residents, families and staff comfortable and safe, this investment will create hundreds of local construction jobs, and support local businesses and suppliers.