The Manitoba government will build a new 120-bed personal care home in the south Winnipeg neighbourhood of Bridgwater.
“The projected growth in the senior population over the next five years is expected to increase pressure on the long-term care system,” said Health Minister Sharon Blady.
“This new facility will help build capacity while ensuring quality care is available for those who need it most.”
The facility will be located on Bridge Lake Drive at South Town Road.
“Providing long-term care to Winnipeggers extends beyond focusing solely on health needs,” said Gina Trinidad, COO of long-term care with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
The land was purchased by Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc., who will operate the facility. It will include individual resident rooms with private washrooms, recreational activity areas, family space and landscaped grounds.
Construction could start by the end of 2016 and design work is already underway.