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Province Cuts Funding to Hastings and Centennial Manors

Categories: Long Term Care

Posted On: June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021

Media Release

(Belleville) Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips along with Paul Jenkins, Chair of the County’s Long-Term Care Committee have called on the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Rod Phillips, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to cut annual operating funding to Hastings Manor in Belleville and Centennial Manor in Bancroft.

Hastings Manor will lose $202,984 annually and Centennial Manor is being cut by $48,213 annually.

“Cutting our operating funding for 2021-22 is unacceptable and is out of step with the Government’s announced intention of increasing care for our residents in both Manors. We have written to Minister Phillips urging him to reverse the cuts.  Our residents and staff deserve better, especially after the incredible challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic.”

Rick Phillips, Warden of Hastings County

“We recently received notice that the Minister is cutting funding to both our homes. We were caught completely off guard by this decision.  These cuts mean we will have to reduce the level of care to residents at both Manors.  At Hastings Manor this will result in a loss of 3.25 full-time equivalent staff and in Bancroft the Manor will have to reduce their staff by 0.77 full-time equivalents.  While that might seem small it is a full step backward in our effort to increase our care for residents.”

Paul Jenkins, Chair of Long Term Care Committee

“Cutting care to residents while we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic defies understanding.  Hastings County continues to support the EOWC’s call for a new, simplified funding formula that will support funding of four hours per resident per day for the care they need and deserve.”

Rick Phillips, Warden of Hastings County

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For more information contact:
Rick Phillips, Warden
613-922-6473
[email protected]

Paul Jenkins, Chair Long Term Care Committee
613-334-1479
[email protected]

Jim Pine, CAO
613-922-1212
[email protected]