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LONG-TERM CARE OR AN ABANDONED BUILDING?
SIGN THE PETITION! WRITE TO COUNCIL!

Southbridge is planning to build a new 160-bed long-term care home at our existing Hope Street Terrace location. To do so, an abandoned building needs to be demolished.

If the abandoned building (which has been empty for 12 years) is historically designated, Southbridge cannot develop on this site and will be forced to move the existing beds and jobs.

You have a voice concerning health care and jobs in Port Hope.

Don’t let a vocal special interest group take that away from you!

Contact your local councillor and sign the petition!

SUPPORT LONG-TERM CARE & JOBS IN PORT HOPE


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Petition

I want to express my concern about Port Hope Council’s decision to designate the abandoned hospital on Ward Street as a heritage building.

I strongly disagree with this decision.

The hospital was abandoned in 2005, more than 12 years ago. It has been sitting, unused until Southbridge indicated they would redevelop the long-term care home to a state-of-the-art 160-bed home. Until that time, there was no interest in designating this property.

Long-term care is vitally important to Port Hope. There is not enough long-term care capacity now and designating this property may reduce the amount of beds in Port Hope by 157 if Southbridge leaves. Surely an abandoned building that no one has shown any interest in for more than a decade is not as important as living, breathing seniors in our own community.

Southbridge has said that Council’s decision eliminates their ability to develop on the Ward Street site.

Council's decision does not represent the community at large in Port Hope. I am asking that Council reverse this decision before it is too late.

PEOPLE, NOT ABANDONED BUILDINGS, ARE WHAT IS IMPORTANT!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Southbridge would like to build a new, state-of-the art, 160-bed long-term care home in Port Hope. The Ministry of Health has mandated that the Home be redeveloped to meet their specific requirements by 2025. The current site is large enough to accommodate the new building provided the abandoned former hospital building is demolished.

If the abandoned building (which has been empty for 12 years) is historically designated, it will not be possible to proceed with this plan on this site. This will force residents, their families, and staff to travel longer distances to access care, visit loved ones or provide the necessary care our residents and your neighbours require.