Providence Care is excited to announce that our Providence Manor redevelopment project is ramping up again after a necessary pause. The long-term care home redevelopment project was put on hold in February 2022 as pandemic-related inflation significantly affected the cost of construction. The Ministry of Long-Term Care committed additional funding to support the project and it is now ready to move forward without impact to project scope.
“The new state-of-the-art home will provide residents and their families with improved living environments designed to keep them comfortable while meeting their health care needs,” says Michelle Podhy, Board Chair for Providence Care. “We look forward to the benefits this new home will bring to people across the region and plan to welcome our first residents in late 2026.”
Located within Providence Village, the 320-bed home will be nestled in green space in a community-like setting, with a multi-faceted services hub designed to honour the 160-year legacy of our Founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. Providence Village will also include Hospice Kingston which integrated with Providence Care in April 2022. Site preparation and construction activity for the 10-bed Hospice Residence and Palliative Care Centre began March 6, 2023.
“We’re thrilled to resume planning for the new home. While we continue to work through final infrastructure details, we anticipate that site preparation will begin this summer and that an official groundbreaking will occur in the early fall of this year,” says Krista Wells Pearce, Vice-President, Corporate Services & Executive Director, Hospice Kingston.
Once completed, the redeveloped Providence Manor will provide a welcoming, home-like, resident-centred environment that offers communal spaces within the building, enabling residents to come together and connect with each other, families, volunteers and staff.
Rendering of the new Providence Manor
- Planning for the new 320-bed home located within Providence Village was put on hold in February 2022 due to pandemic related inflation that significantly affected the cost of construction. Planning has now resumed after the Ministry of Long-Term Care committed additional funding to support the project. As a result, Providence Care will move forward without any impact to project scope or fundraising dollars required through the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF).
- The new Providence Manor is planned to be a home everyone wants to live in, empowering residents within a community of hope and compassion and providing high quality care that meets each person’s individual needs.
- Providence Care anticipates that site preparation will begin this summer, with the official groundbreaking occurring in the early fall of 2023. The current schedule estimates the home will open in late 2026.
About Providence Care:
Providence Care is Southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized care in aging, mental health and rehabilitation. The organization consists of Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre, Providence Manor long-term care home, Hospice Kingston, and more than 22 community-based mental health and support services across the region. To find out more about Providence Care, visit ProvidenceCare.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Phone: 613-544-4900 ext. 53375