Carbonear Long-Term Care Home Named After Veteran

The new long term care centre in Carbonear will be named after a World War I veteran.

The Minister of Health and Community Services, John Haggie, was joined by Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for Carbonear - Trinity - Bay de Verde, representatives of the Royal Canadian Legion, David Diamond, CEO of Eastern Health, and Frank Butt, Mayor of Carbonear.

The new centre will be known as the Pte Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion.

Carbonear soldier Pte Josiah Squibb was killed at Gallipoli in 1915.

The new facility is a four-story residence which includes space for recreation therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and spiritual care. Like the new St. John’s facility, it will have a mixture of bedroom types: private, semi- private, and double rooms that are larger to accommodate residents who wish to share.