The Ontario authorities is offering an extra $865,900 to long-term care properties within the using of Northumberland-Peterborough South to struggle the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, using MPP David Piccini introduced the funding will help 11 long-term care properties to assist improve prevention and containment efforts throughout the second wave of the virus.
“We’ve got met each stage of this pandemic with enhanced motion to help properties to forestall and comprise the unfold of COVID-19 and guarantee they’ve entry to the assets they should look after our family members,” he said.
“We’ll proceed to do every part we will to assist cease the unfold of this virus and defend our most weak and the workers who’ve been working tirelessly to maintain them protected.”
Extra funding allocations (accumulative totals for the reason that pandemic was declared):
- Extendicare Port Hope: $183,600 ($521,800)
- Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg: $149,600 ($590,000)
- Hope Road Terrace in Port Hope: $113,200 ($478,000)
- Extendicare Cobourg: $70,800 ($326,400)
- Warkworth Place: $67,000 ($443,000)
- Regency Lengthy-term Care Dwelling in Port Hope: $62,000 ($411,400)
- Maplewood in Brighton: $61,500 ($542,300)
- Fosterbrooke in Newcastle: $44,600 ($431,800)
- Nice Meadow Manor in Norwood: $39,200 ($388,600)
- Streamway Villa in Cobourg: $38,800 ($385,400)
- Burnbrae Gardens in Campbellford: $35,600 ($359,800)
Dr. Ian Gemmill, appearing medical officer of well being for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Well being Unit, stated he’s happy to see this extra monetary help being supplied to space long-term care properties.
“All through this pandemic, we now have seen how devastating COVID-19 has been for our older, most weak residents,” he stated. “The workers inside these amenities have been working tirelessly to attempt to stem the unfold of the virus inside these properties. It’s encouraging that they are going to now have extra funding to help extra testing measures, to implement extra an infection and prevention controls, and to carry on extra workers to help these working within the properties.”
For the reason that begin of the pandemic, the Ontario authorities has spent $1.38 billion to make sure that long-term care properties have the assets they should battle COVID-19, the province stated.
The province goals to have all residents and workers in long-term care properties vaccinated by Feb. 15, in the event that they need to be vaccinated.
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