New home brings much-needed long-term care beds to the region
WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE — The Ontario government marked the completion of the 320 bed, Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre in Whitchurch-Stouffville. With over 20,000 new and 15,000 upgraded beds in development, this brand new facility is part of the province’s ongoing work to create a 21st century long-term care sector. Additionally, a $4.9 billion investment over four years will continue to support Ontario’s plan to hire more than 27,000 staff, including registered nurses, personal support workers and support staff. This transformative vision for long-term care is truly resident-centred and will provide the highest quality of care for our most vulnerable people, where and when they need it.
“Our government continues to be hard at work delivering on our promise to add beds and improve the quality of care our seniors receive in long-term care homes,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Our loved ones in long-term care deserve a comfortable, modern place to live near family and friends. The new Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre ticks all those boxes.”
“Our government is repairing and rebuilding Ontario’s long-term care sector,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care. “The opening of this new facility means 320 new beds for seniors in the community to call home, near their family and friends.”
The Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre is a not-for-profit home and is expected to accept its first residents in August 2021. The home will provide 320 new, safe, modern long-term care beds in Whitchurch-Stouffville, and will offer culturally appropriate services to the Chinese community.
This new centre is another example of the Ontario government delivering on their $2.68 billion ten-year plan for the development of 30,000 safe, modern, comfortable beds for our seniors to call home. The previous government took seven years to build just 611 new beds across the province.
“I am very excited that the new Stouffville Mon Sheong long-term care facility is now complete,” said Paul Calandra, MPP for Markham—Stouffville. “The new 320 bed facility will be Stouffville’s largest long-term care facility. It will enhance senior care services in the community and create much needed space for seniors who need care. Mon Sheong is an incredible partner and I thank them for their dedication to our community.”
“Protecting our loved ones and ensuring they receive the care they deserve is at the centre of everything we do,” said Billy Pang, MPP for Markham—Unionville. “As part of our government’s commitment to modernizing long-term care, the completion of the Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre will provide 320 new and modern beds for our seniors in Whitchurch-Stouffville to call home. Our government will continue to work together with long-term care partners to support our most vulnerable Ontarians.”