$15 Million Invested to Support Long-Term Care
The province has signed a Safe Long-Term Care Fund agreement with the federal government.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the first province or territory to sign this agreement with the Government of Canada.
Through this agreement, the Provincial Government will receive approximately $15 million to increase infection prevention and control in Long-Term Care facilities and seniors’ residences providing continuing care services.
The funding will build on existing initiatives to hire infection prevention and control specialists and a pandemic coordinator to increase human resources capacity and enable safer working environments and help upgrade infrastructure, introduce infection resistant surfaces and furnishings and purchase medical equipment to further infection prevention and control; and support comprehensive infection prevention control readiness assessments.