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Sunset Manor to welcome new residents in a phased and coordinated approach


​Midhurst/January 26, 2023 – The County of Simcoe is pleased to share that effective immediately, the Ministry of Long-Term Care has lifted the suspension of admissions into Sunset Manor, providing the green light to resume admissions of new residents through a phased and coordinated approach with the Ministry and Home and Community Care Support Services. Admissions will begin the week of January 30, 2023.​

The County of Simcoe, in collaboration with UniversalCare Canada Inc. (UCCI),​ has developed a comprehensive admissions plan, approved by the Ministry. This includes the implementation of an admissions team to ensure​ a smooth transition for new and existing residents, along with staff across the home.

The County's leadership team will continue to address areas of improvement, as identified by the Ministry in their December inspections; however, the Ministry has reviewed the level of care and services provided in the home. Sunset Manor is ready to welcome new residents again and continue being the home of choice in Collingwood and west Simcoe County.

If looking for admission into Sunset Manor, please contact Home and Community Care Support Services.

“We are extremely thankful that the Ministry has recognized the efforts of our home, staff and leadership team, validating the hard work and excellent care in the home. The time has come to put our admissions plan into action. As excited as we are to welcome new residents back into Sunset Manor, we know that this is truly life-impacting news to individuals and families awaiting placement. It has been a long journey, and there is still work to do; however, on behalf of County Council, I would like to extend a huge thank you to our amazing team at Sunset Manor and UCCI for your dedication and commitment." ~ County of Simcoe Warden Basil Clarke​

I would like to congratulate the staff at Sunset Manor and our team at UCCI for their tremendous efforts. UCCI endorses the opening of this home once again to the community, and I'm pleased that new residents can begin to receive the care they need at Sunset Manor." ~ Joseph Gulizia, President and CEO, UCCI

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

Jen Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-790-5979 (mobile)