Upgrades to Cornwall addictions center

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CORNWALL – The province has announced funding to make building upgrades to a city addictions treatment center.

Today, Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal announced $60,000 for the St. Denis Center in Cornwall as part of a funding announcement for 68 community health providers across Ontario.

The money will be used to replace the floors in the 16-bed addiction treatment facility for men, which offers 24-hour counselling.

“This funding supports people in getting the quality care they need in the community – today and into the future. Repairing and replacing infrastructure in community-based health agencies helps patients and clients heal, and improves their experience of health care. It also increases the value of the health system for the people it serves,” said Chantale LeClerc, CEO of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network.

According to the Cornwall Community Hospital, those seeking treatment stay at the residential support facility at 339 Second Street East an average of four to six months.