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Ontario Expanding Services and Supports for Long-Term Care in Oxford

$136,384 is being invested into Oxford County projects to improve access to health care for seniors

OXFORD COUNTY - The Ontario government is investing $136,384 into Oxford County projects to improve access to health care for seniors.  

In Oxford the funds are going to peopleCare Tavistock and Woodingford Lodge.  

$123,750 is going to Woodingford Lodge. The funds are expected to support new residents adjust to long-term care living.  

peopleCare Tavistock is receiving funds for two different projects. The first one is worth $7,342 to purchase a new bladder scanner. Another $5,392 is being used to update bariatric equipment for patients.  

The hope is that updated medical technology at peopleCare will reduce minor illnesses such as UTI's.  

Ernie Hardeman, Oxford County MPP, says that the decision is a move in the right direction for the Premier. 

"This investment, tailored to our community’s needs, will provide long-term care residents right here in Oxford with the specialized supports and services they need. Under Premier Doug Ford’s leadership, we’re taking action to bolster our province’s long-term care system and to put residents’ needs first" 

The funds coming into Oxford County are part of the $20 million investment by the Ford Government to improve health across the Province through the Local Priorities Fund operated by Ontario Health. 

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