On September 20, 2017 the Minister of Health and Social Services announced plans to construct a 48-bed long-term care facility in Hay River.
“Today, I am pleased to confirm that the Capital Estimates 2018-19 include the first concrete steps towards addressing the long-term care gap in the Northwest Territories. Funding is included to develop 72-beds in the old Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife; to begin planning for a 48-bed long-term care facility in Hay River to serve the entire South Slave region; and to begin planning for a similar facility in the Beaufort Delta region.”
– Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services
The facility, which will cost tens of millions of dollars to construct, not only ensures that our seniors will be able to remain close to their families, but will also result in the creation of many well-paying permanent jobs in Hay River.
NOTE: Construction of the facility is contingent up the passing of the Capital Estimates 2018-2019 which will be debated in the House this month.