The Town of Hanover has sold off a parcel of land, which will soon become the new home for several people.
Revera now has the land to build its new 96 bed long term care facility in Hanover.
Hanover Council has provided its stamp of approval on the sale of a large parcel of municipal land located across the road (7th Avenue) from the Hanover and District Hospital.
Mayor Sue Paterson calls it the perfect location for a long term care facility.
Paterson says the location is quite strategic noting both the Hospital and the Medical Clinic are just a stone’s throw away from the new facility.
Revera is currently located on the west end of Hanover (highway 4) in the Town’s original hospital which is quite old building.
The decision to build new was made by Revera after the Province announced the approval of another 26 long term care beds to the 70 bed facility.
Revera Senior Vice President Wendy Gilmour has promised a modern facility with all the newest design standards that will meet the needs of future generations of seniors.
No word yet when the shovel will hit the ground .
The new 96 bed facility also comes with the promise of new jobs says Paterson.
Originally Revera had been in negotiations with Brockton over relocating to Walkerton’s East Ridge Park and had even placed a 20 thousand dollar non refundable down payment on the land.
This all fell through when proper LHIN and provincial approvals to relocate from Hanover to Walkerton did not come through.
Along with the Hanover location, Revera also has facilities in Kincardine and Owen Sound.
Paterson is pleased Revera will remain in Hanover, she calls the new build project quite exciting.