Family and Community Services

New $21 million nursing home in Moncton (04/10/18)

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Oct. 18, 2004

MONCTON (CNB) - Premier Bernard Lord and Family and Community Services Minister Tony Huntjens participated today in a sod-turning ceremony to launch the construction of a new nursing home in Moncton.

"Nursing homes are an important part of our plan to provide care for senior citizens in New Brunswick," Premier Bernard Lord said. "Aging nursing home infrastructure had to be addressed in the province, and we are taking an important step toward that objective."

From left: Yvon Belliveau, chairman of the board at Villa du Repos, Family and Community Services Minister Tony Huntjens, Premier Bernard Lord, and architect Dianne VanDommelen of Architects Four Ltd. (Large photo)

The new Villa du Repos nursing home in Moncton will replace a 45-year-old facility that was originally designed as a college. It was converted into a nursing home in 1973.

The new 126-bed nursing home will be able to provide bilingual services to the population in the Moncton area , and will be designed to provide specialized services such as developing a proper Alzheimers unit. The cost of the project is $20,875,000.

"The Villa du Repos new nursing home is part of a major initiative totaling more than $120 million with the objective of the upgrading our provincial nursing home infrastructure," Huntjens said.

Investments in nursing home infrastructure will also see the construction or replacement of nursing homes in Gagetown, Woodstock, McAdam, Tracadie-Sheila, Shippagan, Robertville, Riverside/Albert, Fredericton and Caraquet.

These 12 construction and renovation projects will be on top of two other important projects built over the last three years: the $ 6.3 million dollar home in Riverglade and the $6.7 million dollar home in St. Leonard.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Chisholm Pothier, Office of the Premier, 506-444-2286; Robert Duguay, Family and Community Services, 506-444-3684.