Milton — MPP Gill announced that the Ontario government is investing $645,332 in one-time combined federal-provincial funding to improve and make upgrades at Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home in Milton.

“This investment will benefit many of the most vulnerable people in our community, providing them with the comfortable and safe living spaces they deserve,” said MPP Gill. “With previous investments of $756,400 for two long-term care homes and $135,600 for three retirement homes in Milton to increase their protection against COVID-19, our government continues to take strong actions that put the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the centre of everything we do.”

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.

“Our Government is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in Ontario like never before,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today’s investment in homes across the province is another part of our government’s plan to ensure our loved ones live in comfort and with the safety, dignity and respect they deserve.”

In addition to helping communities build the necessary infrastructure to keep Ontario’s long-term care residents, families and staff comfortable and safe, this investment will create hundreds of local construction jobs, and support local businesses and suppliers.