Province improving residential care in Delta, Langley and Surrey (UPCC)

Seniors in Delta, Langley and Surrey are benefiting from more than $12.8 million in 2018-19 funding to increase staffing levels and ensure that seniors get the care they need in residential care homes, the Province announced on Tuesday.

This initial investment starts year one of a three-year plan to increase the direct care seniors receive in residential care homes in these communities and around the province – to reach the target 3.36 care hours per-resident day, on average across health authorities, by 2021.

Giving Surrey residents improved same-day access to urgent primary care with the opening of the new Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre. Annual staffing and operating costs are projected at approximately $3.8 million. One-time capital costs are estimated at $3.1 million.

Rattan Mall reports.

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