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Funding confirmed for new long-term care home in Sarnia

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Journal Staff

Ontario has confirmed funding to increase long-term-care beds at a new facility to replace Sarnia’s Sumac Lodge.

Construction of the new residence is expected to begin in the winter of 2023 and will result in 156 new and 100 upgraded beds, the province said Friday.

Sarnia agreed in May to sell municipal land at 1597 London Line to Revera Inc. for the new home, which will replace the current Sumac Lodge on Blackwell Road.

A total of 207 new and 315 upgraded long-term care beds are in development, under construction, or have been complete in Lambton County, MPP Bob Bailey said.

The province announced in October it was giving six long-term care homes in Sarnia an immediate $2.5-million cash injection to increase staffing levels, and even larger funding boosts over the next several years.

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