The province announced Tuesday a major investment in long-term care hospital beds in Brampton

Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton announced that the province will be allocating 168 new beds and upgrading an additional 280 at three long-term care facilities across Brampton.

160 beds will be upgraded at the Tullamore Care Community project, 40 new beds will be created at Faith Manor, as well as an upgrade to 120 and 128 new beds will be allocated to the Revera Living project.

“Our government is creating a 21st century long-term care system that is resident-centred and builds capacity and access for residents and caregivers,” said Fullerton. “We want to ensure that Ontarians get the care they need when they need it and investing in more long-term spaces across the province is a key part of our plan.”

The Province says the new beds will “help take pressure off hospitals, allow doctors and nurses to work more efficiently and provide better, faster health care for Ontario families and patients.” Brampton South MPP and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, Prabmeet Sarkaria added that the new long-term care beds and the upgrades to older beds is “key to [the provnce’s] transformational strategy to end hallway health care in Ontario.”

The province hasn’t provided details yet on when the new beds are expected to roll out.