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Mahmood Hussain, Director of People Relations, GEM Health Care Group at an announcement for 21 new long-term care rooms for Yarmouth Heights (Acadia News Photo)

New long-term care beds coming to Yarmouth

By Kevin Northup Feb 23, 2024 | 12:30 PM

Twenty-one new long-term care beds for Yarmouth.

Single rooms will be converted at Yarmouth Heights and patients will start moving in next week.

The province says they’re working with the GEM Healthcare Group to make the upgrades on the first floor.

This includes adding new beds, ceiling lifts, accessible dining room tables and a medication room.

Argyle MLA Colton LeBlanc says this means more people will get care, faster.

“When you look at the Western Zone, there’s 80 folks waiting in hospital for long-term care placement, that’s a big chunk that we’re going to be able to help address,” said LeBlanc.

The government has committed to building 5,700 long-term care rooms across the province.

“We applaud the Nova Scotia government’s commitment to enhancing long-term care access in the Yarmouth area through the conversion of 21 rooms at Yarmouth Heights,” says Mahmood Hussain, director of people relations with GEM.

He says they’re honoured to collaborate with the provincial government on this project, supporting a shared goal of ensuring seniors receive quality care in their community.