Doug Ford is spending billions to expand nursing home chains with some of the worst COVID-19 death rates - 2022-05-27

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F94.png Doug Ford is spending billions to expand nursing home chains with some of the worst COVID-19 death rates May 27, 2022, Marco Chown Oved, Toronto Star

Nursing home chains with some of the highest COVID-19 death rates are set to reap big financial rewards under the Ford government's $6.4-billion expansion of the province's long-term-care system.

According to records obtained by the Star, more than half of the approximately 60,000 new and redeveloped beds in the government's plan are set to go to private, for-profit companies — many of which had far higher death rates than non-profit and city-run chains.

Non-profit nursing homes are set to receive just over 30 per cent of the total beds. Municipal chains, which reported by far the lowest death rates during the pandemic, will receive just six per cent.

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{{cite news | first = Marco Chown | last = Oved | author2 = Kenyon Wallace; Ed Tubb | title = Doug Ford is spending billions to expand nursing home chains with some of the worst COVID-19 death rates | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2022/05/27/doug-ford-is-spending-billions-to-expand-nursing-home-chains-with-some-of-the-worst-covid-19-death-rates.html?utm_source=share-bar&utm_medium=user&utm_campaign=user-share | work = Toronto Star | date = May 27, 2022 | accessdate = May 27, 2022 }}