Premier John Horgan announced a new long-term care home in Courtenay, Friday at 2900 Cliffe Ave., where Ocean Front Village will be located. Golden Life Management will build and operate the facility, which will provide 126 long-term and hospice care beds. The care home will cost $28.2 million to build. It’s expected to be complete in spring of 2021. Island Health will provide annual operational funding. Scott Stanfield photo

Premier John Horgan announced a new long-term care home in Courtenay, Friday at 2900 Cliffe Ave., where Ocean Front Village will be located. Golden Life Management will build and operate the facility, which will provide 126 long-term and hospice care beds. The care home will cost $28.2 million to build. It’s expected to be complete in spring of 2021. Island Health will provide annual operational funding. Scott Stanfield photo

Dirt turns on long-term care home in Courtenay

People in the Comox Valley will soon have access to a new long-term care facility that will provide 126 publicly-funded long-term and hospice care beds.

“British Columbians deserve to know that high-quality, compassionate long-term and end-of-life care is available when they or their loved ones need it,” Premier John Horgan said in a news release. “After years of cuts to services, we’re working to make sure seniors and adults with complex health conditions are supported and treated with dignity and respect. This investment will mean better care for seniors in the Comox Valley.”

Ocean Front Village, located at 2900 Cliffe Ave., will have 120 long-term care beds and two new hospice beds, as well as four existing hospice beds that will move to the new facility from The Views at St. Joseph’s. Golden Life Management — the successful proponent of a request for proposal process — will build and operate the care home. Island Health will provide annual operational funding. The care home will cost $28.2 million to build and is expected to be complete in spring of 2021.

“This project will help us meet the growing demand for long-term care in our community, and give seniors and their loved ones the care and support they need, close to home,” Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard said.