April 16/21 - I was pleased to announce that the Ontario government is investing $390,350 in one-time combined federal-provincial funding to improve and make upgrades to long-term care homes in Simcoe-North. It’s part of a $100 million investment to install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and make retrofits or repairs to fire sprinkler systems, in 95 long-term care homes across the province. These investments will help provide care, comfort and safety to residents.
This investment will benefit many of the most vulnerable people in our community, providing them with the comfortable and safe living spaces they deserve. The government puts the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the heart of everything they do.
The local projects are:
Trillium Manor Home, in Orillia, will receive up to $170,000 to:
- Repair/replace old HVAC system components is to improve air quality in the existing building and to help maximize infection prevention and control.
- This repair is essential to improving air filtration and part of a strategy to mitigate the spread and exposure to bacteria and viruses.
Spencer House, in Orillia, will receive up to $220,350 to:
- Improve the home’s heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system by replacing 5 heat pumps, 4 roof top air handling units and 2 Hot water boiler equipment to improve air quality in the existing building and to help maximize infection prevention and control.
- This project is essential to reduce service outages and improve efficiency and stability of the HVAC system.
(Photo from Library - Visit To Spencer House May 2018 for Nurses Week)