Manor board receives support on calls for increased provincial funding

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Centennial Manor board is requesting support of a motion they passed, calling on the provincial government to increase funding to long term care facilities. Central Manitoulin, the Northeast Town and Billings councils, along with the Gore Bay council passed motions at meetings in the last week in support of this motion.

“The government funding for long term care facilities has not increased to cover the costs in long term care (LTC) facilities,” stated Paul Moffatt, chair of the Manor board. “Things are tough all over the province.”

“We have a well-run facility that is municipally-owned and it’s getting harder all the time for municipalities to continue the support; it’s getting harder to maintain the Manor building and it is getting harder to maintain. So far we are on top of all of this, but it is getting tougher.”

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