On March 18, 2021, the MPP Daryl Kramp, along with the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) and LACGH announced that a 128-bed Long-Term Care (LTC) Home would be built on the Hospital grounds. Since the announcement, the Hospital and its partners have been taking the necessary steps to get shovels in the ground as quickly as possible. The Home, once complete, will be situated on the land between the Hospital and the LACGH Lenadco Complex.
Following feedback from community and staff members, enhancements were made to the finalized working drawings prior to their submission to the MLTC. Key features added include:
- The addition of heated floors in the common shower and tub rooms;
- The addition of Resident lifts to assist in physiotherapy;
- Expansion of the heated concrete pad at the exterior entrance to reduce the likelihood of slips and falls during the winter months.
Key Milestones over the Last Year
In addition to the updates released in November 2021 LACGH has
- continued working with a range of consultants (Surveyors, Architect, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Structural Engineer, Kitchen Consultant, Interior Designer, Landscape consultant, Geotechnical Engineer, Hydrogeological consultant, Civil Engineer, Storm water consultant, Traffic studies, Environmental Site Assessments, Noise studies consultant, Emission studies consultant, and cost consultant) in addition to the various stakeholders;
- submitted working drawings to the Ministry on 17-January-2022;
- submitted the required Financial Information to the Ministry’s Capital Branch on 4-Apr-2022;
- submitted the Ontario Finance Authority Loan application on 6-Apr-2022;
- responded to all questions by the MLTC and finalized the drawings;
- finalized the Site Plan Agreement on 15-July-2022;
- participated in a public consultation on the issuance of the new LTC license from July 12 to Aug 12, 2022;
- received the Building Permit 26-August-2022; and, received the approved application for funding from the MLTC to develop long term care on 17-Nov-2022.