A total of eight long-term care homes with more than 1,200 beds between them are planning to move their operations elsewhere rather than build new facilities within the city.
The province has given all long-term care homes which do not meet its current design standards until 2025 to confine with the policy.
That means that 20 of the 36 long-term care facilities in central Toronto will have to be rebuilt if they wish to continue operating.
According to an assessment by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), eight of those facilities with a combined 1,270 beds say that they intend to move elsewhere while another six with a combined 519 beds say they are “at risk” of leaving Toronto.
Only six of the homes have signaled their intent to rebuild within the city, as per the results of the assessment.
It should be noted that the Ministry of Health would have final say over whether existing long-term facilities will be allowed to relocate.
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