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Georgian Village opens Behavioural Support Transition Unit


Midhurst/July 26, 2022 – The County of Simcoe and the Georgian Village Campus of Care are pleased to announce the opening of the new Behavioural Support Transition Unit (BSTU) as an addition to its offerings at Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene. Georgian Manor also hosts Respite and Convalescent Care Support in addition to Long-Term Care services. The first patient was welcomed today at the site.

“The new BSTU is a welcome addition to the Georgian Village Campus of Care, giving more support to those who need it the most," said Warden George Cornell. “These new specialized beds at Georgian Manor will help patients receive the care, planning, and treatment that they need to return to their place of residence in the community or long-term care setting in our region. This means that more patients and families are able to access the specialized care they need close to home."

Hallway5.jpegAs the regional provider of specialized Behavioural Support Services to all 26 long-term care homes in the North Simcoe Muskoka catchment area since 2012, and as a member of the Specialized Geriatric Services program led by Waypoint Centre for Mental Health, the County has been engaged in ongoing planning discussions for over a decade to bring a BSTU to the region.

This new unit ensures that strong partnerships among community care providers deliver valuable resources to patients and work to create the building blocks for successful transitions to the next level of care that may be required. The beds are accessible to all residents of the Province of Ontario.

In addition to the BSTU, the County has also been approved by the Province to add an additional 16 long-term care beds at Georgian Manor to maintain capacity for those needing regular long-term care services. 

“We are thankful to our all partners for helping to make this important and truly life-altering specialized care unit a reality for residents in need," said Jane Sinclair, General Manager of Health and Emergency Services for the County of Simcoe. “Operating four of the region's top LTC and Seniors Living facilities, we're proud of our continued leadership in providing excellent care and support to residents and families throughout the region."

About the County of Simcoe
The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Andrea Walasek
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
249-535-3511 (mobile)​

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)