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Patients and residents to start moving into Corner Brook’s new long-term care home

The process to move into the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook has begun.
Diane Crocker
The process to move into the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook has begun. — Diane Crocker
CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

Western Health will be moving patients and residents into the new long-term care home in Corner Brook in a phased in approach throughout June.

Western Health’s CEO Cindy Davis said the health authority has made significant efforts to protect residents, patients and staff as it opens the new home, given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release issued Monday, Davis said precautions are in place to reduce the potential spread of of COVID-19 in long-term care throughout the region, including screening and testing residents prior to moving in, daily screening and the ability to isolate residents who require separation from others.

The palliative care and rehabilitative care units will open this week, while restorative care will open later in the month. Individuals who are awaiting long-term care at Western Memorial Regional Hospital will also be moving into the new home later this month. 

These groups have been prioritized to move first to enable capacity at Western Memorial Regional Hospital and the Corner Brook Long Term Care Home for a potential surge of COVID-19. Planning for more residents to move into the home is ongoing and the transition will continue gradually.

The new home has 105 long-term care beds, 15 restorative care beds, 15 palliative care beds and 10 rehabilitative care beds.

Construction of the approximately $120-million home, located at 110 Health Care Cres., was completed in February.

Palliative care and rehabilitative care are two areas that will open this week at the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook. - Diane Crocker
Palliative care and rehabilitative care are two areas that will open this week at the new long-term care facility in Corner Brook. - Diane Crocker

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