A new long-term care home in Liverpool will increase single-bed rooms and improve accommodations in the area.
The new facility will include 96 beds and replace Queens Manor and Hillsview Acres, which currently have a combined total of 90 beds. A request for proposals will be issued for a project manager who will support design and construction.
“There are long wait lists for long-term care and that’s not acceptable. That’s why we are taking action and building or renovating more than 2,500 new single-bed rooms over three years,” said Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care. “This new facility in Liverpool will be among the first of these projects. With the addition of these beds, we can provide peace of mind and improve access to care for more Nova Scotians.”
The facility will be built to the highest standard across Canada for long-term care facilities. All residents will have single rooms and washrooms. Planning and design work will begin immediately once a project manager is chosen. Construction will start once the design is approved.
- the government is committed to renovating and building more than 2,500 new single-bed rooms over three years, including all projects already announced in 2021
- construction has already started on Villa Acadienne in Meteghan, Mahone Bay Nursing Home in Mahone Bay and Kiknu in Eskasoni
- design work continues for long-term care facilities attached to the healthcare projects in North Sydney and New Waterford
- as stated in the Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister’s mandate letter, the government will support hiring 1,400 more continuing care assistants and 600 more nurses to ensure all residents of long-term care facilities get at least 4.1 hours of care
Mandate letter of the Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care: https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/letters-2021/ministerial-mandate-letter-2021-SLTC.pdf