The Government of Ontario was at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. Catharines today to announce a $500,000 planning grant for the proposed expansion of rehabilitation beds.

“Our government is committed to building a health care system centred around the patient and ensuring specialty health care centres are meeting the needs of growing communities and demands for rehabilitation,” said Christine Elliott, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “That is why I am proud to announce important investments in health care infrastructure like at Hotel Dieu Shaver, so residents have access to high-quality and reliable health care when and where they need it.”

The grant will help Hotel Dieu Shaver complete the first stage of planning for the proposed project to upgrade its aging facility.

“Good infrastructure comes from proper planning. I’m pleased that our government is providing funding for early planning work for Hotel Dieu Shaver’s proposed expansion,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure.

Hotel Dieu Shaver is a specialty health care facility that provides rehabilitation, complex care and geriatric services for families in the Niagara Region. It operates 134 beds (97 complex care and 37 adult high-intensity/short duration rehabilitation) in St. Catharines.

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