New nursing homes for Cornwall, Lancaster

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:21 a.m. Friday to clarify the new homes are included in the list of homes under development.

SD&G – Two new long-term care homes will be built in Cornwall and Lancaster next year.

Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra and local MPP Jim McDonell made the announcement Thursday morning.

It’s part of the government’s plan to build more than 30,000 net new beds and upgrade 28,000 more in Ontario by 2028.

One new 128-bed home will be in Cornwall. It’s expected to offer palliative care and services for the Francophone community.

The government says construction should start in the spring of 2023.

The other 128-bed home will be in Lancaster and will “partner closely with local hospitals,” the government said. Construction will start in the fall of 2023.

The government also noted that there is development or construction already underway for 333 new and 627 upgraded beds for the following:

  • Sandfield Place (to be called Ted Laurier Place), Cornwall – 75 new, 53 upgraded (the new home announced Thursday)
  • Lancaster Long-Term Care, Lancaster – 68 new, 60 upgraded (the new home announced Thursday)
  • Southbridge, Cornwall – 95 new, 65 upgraded
  • Woodland Villa, Long Sault- 17 new, 111 upgraded
  • Heartwood, Cornwall – 10 new, 118 upgraded
  • Maxville Manor, Maxville – 38 new, 122 upgraded
  • Dundas Manor, Winchester – 30 new, 98 upgraded