The Grey County Council meeting chambers were full last night, with a crowd being drawn for the discussion of the future of long-term care. As of now, Grey County has three long-term care homes: one in Owen Sound, one in Markdale, and another in Durham.
Yesterday, the long-term care director Lynn Johnson presented a report recommending the closure and sale of Grey Gables in Markdale, the recruitment of a private company to administer long-term care in the county, and the construction of a new home in Durham. Many citizens were there to protest for the homes in Markdale and Durham to remain open.
Simcoe.com quoted Johnson: “[Long-term care] is my priority and its Grey County’s priority […] This is not about reducing staff or reducing long-term care beds in our county.”
Council will consider the report and make a decision at its May 11th meeting.