The new Dundas Manor long-term care home is one step closer to being built.
Initial site preparation on the land where the new facility will be built is officially underway, with workers clearing trees and brushes away.
Lisa Little, the chair of the Dundas Manor Board of Directors, says she’s excited to see the project go forward, and that a more concrete timeline is being worked on.
“The contractor who will build the new home and the construction schedule will be confirmed in the next few weeks,” Little says.
The new two-story facility will be able to take on thirty more residents than the current Dundas Manor building, and rooms will be larger and have more windows.
The cost to build the new manor is $63 million, and most of that has been funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, but the Winchester District Memorial Hospital foundation is fundraising to bring in the last $18 million.
To date, they’ve raised more than $12 million.