Richmond: More people in Richmond and the surrounding areas will have access to high-quality long-term care after the construction of a new care home with more than 150 beds by Vancouver Coastal Health, B.C government said on Thursday.
According to the province, Richmond Lions Manor-Fentiman will be a new eight-storey campus of care and will offer a total of 144 long-term care beds and 14 hospice beds.
The project will enter the procurement phase with construction expected to begin in 2025 and be complete in 2028.
The B.C. government said the new care home will replace the 86 beds currently at Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport and add 58 new beds.
“The new care home will be built on the original site of Richmond Lions Manor, which was built in 1970, at 11771 Fentiman Pl. The original home served the community for several decades and closed in 2014 to protect the safety of its residents,” the province added.
The capital cost of the project is $177.7 million.
“People in Richmond and across B.C. deserve good health care at every stage of life – and that’s why improving high-quality long-term care is a top priority for our government,” said Premier David Eby.
“This new long-term care facility will be a vibrant new home for seniors in this fast-growing city, who will be able to age with dignity and receive the care they need in the community they know and love. This facility will also take pressure off our hospitals, freeing up beds for people recovering from illness or injury,” he added.