On Thursday, October 13, the Deep River & District Hospital hosted an Open House event to share plans for the new 96-bed Long-Term Care Home with our community.
Those who were not able to attend the event in-person can view the artist design renderings at drdh.org/ClosertoHomeCampaign.
The Open House event was made possible thanks to support from the Town of Deep River for allowing use of the Town Hall, and the Deep River and District Community Foundation for providing refreshments as well as printed displays to showcase design renderings for the new Home.
Plans showcased at the Open House are a result of the DRDH Project Team’s work over the summer hosting focus group meetings with staff, residents, and other community stakeholders, where feedback was gathered to help guide designs for the new Home.
Plans for the new 69,700 square foot, 2 story, 96-bed Long-Term Care Home feature three “Resident Home Areas” as well as common gathering areas, and a secure courtyard within the “H” shape of the building. The new Home will also include a central kitchen, care centres, and other services to support life of the Home. Each “Resident Home Area” will feature a mixture of single rooms with individual washrooms, and two single rooms with a shared washroom.
Plans for the outside of the building are inspired by the use of mid-century modern design and wood siding seen throughout Deep River, and feature a mixture of neutral toned engineered cladding, masonry, and brick. It is planned that local groups will be engaged in the landscape design as the project progresses, to ensure both the grounds and the secured courtyard will be beautiful natural spaces for our residents to enjoy for years to come.
The Deep River & District Hospital would like to extend a sincere thank you to those community members who attended the Open House event and provided feedback to the Project Team, including our architects and project managers.
The DRDH Project Team continues to work diligently to progress the project forward, and is on-track to open the new Home as early as 2025.
Progress also continues towards reaching the Closer to Home campaign’s $2.5M goal in support of the new Home. Thanks to recent pledges from members of our community, the campaign has now reached over 12% of the goal!
For more information about the Long-Term Care Development Project, and the Closer to Home fundraising campaign, please visit drdh.org/ClosertoHomeCampaign.
Pictured here is the Deep River & District Hospital’s Open House event on October 13, 2022, where plans for the new 96-bed Long-Term Care Home were shared with the community.