On November 14, 2019, County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell was joined by County Councillors, staff, caregivers and clients for the grand opening of the new Elmvale Health and Emergency Services Centre. Combining a Paramedic Service Station and a new Adult Day Program, this joint facility will replace two leased facilities in the Village of Elmvale and meet the needs of growing demand on services and growth in the surrounding communities.
“This is another example of the County continuing to make responsible and impactful investments in our communities,” said Warden George Cornell. “Both Paramedic Services and our Adult Day Program are vital lifelines to the residents they serve, and the new Elmvale Health and Emergency Services Centre will enable the County to better control long term costs and meet growing demands for our services.” The County had outgrown the leased space at the Elmvale Fire Hall, which was originally set up for a single paramedic response unit 12-hours per day, and was being used to house a 24-hour, fully staffed paramedic transport unit. This new two bay station meets current needs, while allowing for future resources as demand requires.
The new facility also allows the County to increase capacity at the Elmvale Adult Day Program, which was previously leased out of the Manse of St-John's United Church in Elmvale. The new space will allow for an increase in capacity and reduce the existing waitlists for the program. The County will provide services to an additional 8 residents per day in the expanded facility (total of 18 per day), who can participate in crafts, socialize and relax in a safe environment suitable for residents with limitations.
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