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Ontario to invest $115 million in new long-term care beds, staffing

November 9, 2017
Ottawa Citizen -  Elizabeth Payne

At a time when more than 32,000 people are on waiting lists for long-term care in Ontario, the province says it will spend $115 million over the next three years to create thousands of new beds and increase staffing levels.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement in Hamilton Tuesday, laying out the government’s 20-point plan — called Aging with Confidence — to bolster services for the province’s senior population.

The announcement included 5,000 new long-term care beds by 2021-22, with a pledge to build a total of 30,000 over the next decade in an effort to reduce waiting lists.  

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