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Province allocates 16 new long-term care beds for Golden Manor

It will enable the redevelopment of the existing spaces for a new 192-bed facility
2020-03-05 Golden Manor MH
The Golden Manor in Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

There's good news for the Golden Manor. 

The Timmins facility is among the 29 long-term care projects Ontario announced today. 

The Golden Manor Home for the Aged has been allocated 16 new spaces.

"This allocation will enable the redevelopment of 176 spaces and will result in a 192-bed long-term care home in Timmins. This project will involve the construction of a new building," reads the announcement. 

Work to redevelop the Golden Manor has been ongoing for years. 

In June, Golden Manor staff applied to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for a hybrid redevelopment project that would see the 176 existing long-term care (LTC) beds redeveloped, and create 16 new LTC beds. The new, 192-bed building would be located on the empty land in the northwest corner of the current location on Melrose Boulevard.

Timmins council awarded the $2.2 million comprehensive building design to Montgomery Sisam Architects in September.

Today's project announcement was made in Ottawa by Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton.

According to the announcement, the 29 projects will create almost 3,000 new and upgraded long-term care spaces in Ontario.

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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