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Long-Term Care Homes To Receive Additional Government Funding For Battle Against The Pandemic

Kawartha Lakes – To further efforts in prevention and containment during the second wave of COVID-19, long-term care homes in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive a total of 1,602,100 million dollars in new funding.

“Our government is focused on protecting our loved ones in long-term care homes by providing new funding to help reduce the risk of the virus from entering homes through enhanced prevention and containment measures,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

According to the Provincial Government, they will be investing an additional 150 million dollars to ensure that our long-term care homes have the resources they need to battle the pandemic.

With this new funding, the total investment to protect long-term care homes since the Coronavirus came into Canada will reach 1.38 billion dollars, officials said.

“We will continue to do everything we can to help stop the spread of this virus and protect our most vulnerable and the staff who have been working tirelessly to keep them safe,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “From the start of the pandemic, we have taken quick and decisive action to make sure that homes have access to the resources they need to care for our loved ones.”

 

 

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Jennifer decided to study journalism after having a life long passion for writing. She began her career as a reporter for the Uxbridge Times Journal and moved on to freelance work for various publications after her and her husband welcomed their daughters. She has been published in various Durham Region newspapers, the Durham Parent Magazine as well as Equine Wellness. Jennifer continues to follow her dreams as a wife, mother and journalist and is so excited to join the team at Kawartha411.

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