October 14, 2017 Posted by Books in Chamber Events & News, CHAMBER NEWS, Community Updates

Rockwood Terrace Stays!

It's Over!!
On Thursday, June 29th, after a very close vote to defer the LTC recommendation/motion until Jan/18 and several others to split the issues into separate votes - County Council in a 50 - 37 weighted vote passed the motion.

It is for an RFP to be prepared to bring on a management company to assist with sale of Grey Gables and construction of a 166 bed facility in Durham. The process will now also move beyond Grey County being forwarded to the Ministry of Health with SWLHIN providing their perspective. The Owen Sound Sun Times Article

It's not over yet!
On Thursday, June 8, 9 Grey County Councillors walked out of the meeting so as not to have enough councillors to do the final vote on the LTC situation. The next Grey County meeting won't take place until June 28

May 30, 2017

After a long, upheaval battle the outcome is looking very good for West Grey!

The Town of Durham in the municipality of West Grey learnt in early 2016 about the closure of the long-term care facility called Rockwood Terrace. Rockwood Terrace's building would not be meeting the LHIN standards required by 2025 in order to keep it's long-term-care license. The County was advised by consulting firms near Windsor, Ontario that the County's best option was to move the 100 beds from Rockwood Terrace in Durham to the smaller Grey Gables in Markdale. A lot of errors were found in that report and West Grey and surrounding communities rallied against the closure.

On May 25th, 2017, at the Grey County Administrative Building in Owen Sound, Council has voted to move forward with plans to combine beds from Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace into a brand new long term care home in Durham. The recorded vote: 54-33.

County staff will now be creating a request for proposal to find a qualified management company, as well as creating a detailed project plan to support the sale of the Grey Gables. Grey County will look to attract other services for seniors such as assisted living and memory care.

Grey County Sets Direction for Long Term Care

For more information contact Rob Hatten, Communications Manager, at rob.hatten@grey.ca or 519-372-0219 ext. 1235.