Long-term care homes in Napanee, Bancroft to receive over $1 million

John M. Parrott Centre. Image via Lennox and Addington Township.

The John M. Parrott Centre in Greater Napanee will receive nearly $50,000 in funding through the government to upgrade the long-term care home.

The funding was announced by Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings – Lennox and Addington, on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021, and was part of a larger investment in long-term care homes in the riding. In total, Kramp announced $1,030,750 in one-time combined federal-provincial funding “to improve and make upgrades to long-term care homes in Bancroft and Napanee,” according to a press release from Kramp’s office.

The funding announced for Kramp’s riding is part of an even larger investment of $100 million 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,” according to the Ontario government.

“This investment will benefit our long-term care residents now and in the future, providing them with greater comfort and safety,” said MPP Kramp.

The John M. Parrot Centre will receive $48,375 to upgrade computer software and hardware components of the building automation system, allowing “early intervention to identify issues with HVAC and exhaust systems,” the provincial government said.

Hasting Centennial Manor in Bancroft will receive $982,375 to add air conditioning components to the existing air handling units and building automation system “so as to provide full temperature and humidity control to all areas of the home, including private rooms.”

“Our Government is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in Ontario like never before,” Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, said in a statement. “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.”

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