To The Haldimand Press
DUNNVILLE—Plans are underway to expand and transform long-term care home Edgewater Gardens in Dunnville to enhance the quality of care and experience for residents and their families.
“In partnership with the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation, we are planning the largest expansion since Edgewater Gardens opened 16 years ago,” noted Sharon Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and Edgewater Gardens. “Our goal is to support the growing and diversified needs of our community and expand Edgewater Gardens to ensure we are the most resident-centred and best-equipped long-term care home in the region.”
“As a first step, our foundation is looking at ways to effectively raise the millions of community-based dollars that will be needed to make this project a reality and transform long-term care in our community,” added Penny Banks, Executive Director, Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation. “It is an incredible opportunity we have been given to help so many through our philanthropy. And we anticipate that our corporate partners, donors, and volunteers will enthusiastically embrace and support one of the most important community legacy projects of our lifetime.”
Conveniently located and fully integrated with our hospital, the planned expansion and redevelopment project will transform long-term care in our community:
- Double our capacity from 64 to 128 long-term care beds.
- Provide residents access to a range of emergency services and specialized care.
- Enhance our health-related programs and services.
- Increase areas for resident recreation and activities.
- Meet growing demand for long-term care and reduce waitlists.
- Alleviate hospital and broader health system capacity pressures.
Along with the hospital, the expanded long-term care home will be at the heart of our community for our seniors and their friends and family. It will be connected to a wide range of health and wellness services and programs.
This project is in the early planning stage, and the community will be updated as progress is made.