Health and Community Services
November 12, 2010
Funding to Upgrade Long-Term Care
Beds in Twillingate
The Provincial Government will invest an additional $68,000 in the
Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre in Twillingate to renovate several
resident long-term care rooms and washrooms. In early October over $1.2
million was announced for equipment and repairs for the Notre Dame Bay
Memorial Health Centre, New World Island Health Centre, Fogo Island
Health Centre, and the Change Islands Health Centre.
"Improving our health care facilities continues to be a top priority
for the Williams Government," said the Honourable Jerome Kennedy,
Minister of Health and Community Services. "Upgrading long-term care
resident rooms in the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre is one of
several initiatives we have committed to improving throughout the
province. These renovations will help bring a little piece of home and
comfort to the residents in this facility."
The renovations to the rooms will consist of new blinds, screens,
closet units, general painting, and cosmetic upgrades. Washrooms will
also be upgraded for wheelchair accessibility.
The Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre has 17 acute care and 32
long-term care beds. Other services include primary acute inpatient;
emergency and outpatient services; basic laboratory and x-ray services;
ultrasound; and, long-term residential accommodations for people with
high care needs.
"I am delighted to see more investment in health care at Notre Dame
Bay Memorial Health Centre," said Derrick Dalley, MHA for The Isles of
Notre Dame. "These investments will improve the living and working
conditions in the long—term care facility and help to enhance health
care delivery which is important for long-term care residents, their
families and health care providers. This initiative is another example
of our government's commitment to support health care in the Isles of
Notre Dame area."
"Long-term care services are an integral part of the service
continuum for older adults in Central Newfoundland," said Karen McGrath,
CEO, Central Health. "These improvements in Twillingate are an example
of how we work with the Department of Health and Community Services to
upgrade our long-term care environments and ultimately improve the care
that we provide."
The Right Investments — For Our Children and Our
provided an investment of $208.9 million for health care
infrastructure throughout the province, including investments in new
construction, redevelopment of existing facilities, purchase of new
medical equipment and repairs and maintenance. Since 2003-04
approximately $3.9 million has been invested in this area of the
province for equipment, repairs and renovations.
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