Site Preparation for New Long-Term Care Home Begins


Site preparation for the Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH)’s Long-Term Care Development Project will begin next week, bringing construction on the new Home one step closer to beginning.


The area between the current Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home and the paramedic base, on existing DRDH property, will be cleared to make room for the new 70,000 square foot, 2-story, 96-bed Long-Term Care Home. Construction for the new Home is planned to take 2 years after the official ground breaking in August this summer, with residents moving in as early as 2025.


“Seeing this physical preparation for the new building is an exciting milestone for the project” said Janna Hotson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Clearing the site over the winter enables the project to minimize environmental impacts as well as ensure the site is ready for construction in August.”


Trees on the build site have been flagged for future use within the new Home, thanks to DRDH’s partnership with local volunteer foresters. DRDH would like to extend a sincere thank you to Steve D’Eon and Tom Moore for their efforts in identifying trees suitable for reclamation projects. The DRDH Project Team and architects are working on reclaimed lumber design elements to incorporate into the new Home, such as decor pieces and benches for our residents and families to enjoy for years to come.


Access to the build site will be restricted as necessary to maintain safety. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks.


For more information on the project, including how to donate to the Closer to Home campaign and view design renderings for the Long-Term Care Development Project, please visit drdh.org/ClosertoHomeCampaign.