The Manitoba government will proceed with construction of two new personal care homes in Winnipeg — one in the south part of the city and the other in the northeast quadrant.
Each facility will contain about 100 beds and take at least five years to build. Precise locations have yet to be chosen.
Premier Greg Selinger announced today that a request for proposals to interested sponsoring groups has been issued by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Construction would be paid for by the province.
It’s expected the two new facilities — along with the creation of 44 new beds at Holy Family Home on Aberdeen Avenue — will meet Winnipeg’s nursing home needs through 2020.
"These two additional facilities will make a big difference in Winnipeg and build on some construction projects that are well underway," Selinger said.
Provincial officials did not immediately provide a price tag for the two personal care homes, although the premier said such facilities can cost $400,000 per bed.