More long-term care beds are being made available in Liverpool as the province announced plans for a new 96-bed facility.
The new facility will replace Queens Manor and Hillsview Acres, which together have 90 beds.
According to Andrew MacVicar, Executive Director of Queens Manor, the planning is still in the early stages: “The hard work starts now, the first step will be securing a project manager.”
The new facility is expected to cost around $ 50 million and should be completed by December 2024.
“There are long waiting lists for long-term care and that is not acceptable. That’s why we act and build or renovate more than 2,500 new single rooms in three years, ”says Barbara Adams, Minister for Seniors and Care. “This new facility in Liverpool will be one of the first of these projects. With the addition of these beds, we can have peace of mind and improve access to care for more Nova Scotia. “
The facility is being built to the highest standard in all of Canada for long term care facilities. Single rooms and washrooms are available to all residents.
Plans to replace Queens Manor were first announced in July when Rankin’s government announced plans to renovate or replace 17 LTC facilities in the province. The Houston government has since committed to pursuing these projects.