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This article was published 28/9/2017 (882 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
In September, I was pleased to join residents, staff, volunteers and families to celebrate Park Manor Care’s 50th anniversary.
Throughout the years, Park Manor has cared for so many of our friends and family and has become an essential part of our community.
Until recently, Park Manor was gearing up for a significant expansion. Such a project would give families the option of having their loved ones in a personal care home close to home.
The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy determined four years ago that 6,300 more PCH or supportive housing beds would be needed in the province in the next few decades, with the need spiking in 2021. Northeast Winnipeg is a rapidly growing corner of the city and needs an increase in PCH bed capacity.
Since being elected, I have been proud to support the project as it cleared various administrative hurdles. In July 2016, Park Manor finally had all the paperwork in place to begin building a new 120-bed facility on Redonda Street, but the provincial government put the project on hold.
Despite the disappointment, the team at Park Manor didn’t miss a beat. They’re working hard to find alternative ways of attracting provincial dollars for improving senior care in northeast Winnipeg. I applaud them for that and will continue to support their efforts.
Elmwood-Transcona constituency report.
Daniel Blaikie is the NDP MP for Elmwood-Transcona.