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meno-ya-winSioux Lookout's Meno Ya Win Health Centre is in need of long-term care beds

Sioux Lookout continues to lobby for more beds at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre. Mayor Dennis Leney says he raised the issue at the Good Roads conference, in order to address their needs.

"We spoke with Minister Gravelle's department about the long-term care beds that we're still seeking. We're still looking for 96 beds because we've got such a diverse population," he said.

The health centre currently has only 20 long-term care beds in place, despite servicing Sioux Lookout, Hudson, Pickle Lake and surrounding First Nations communities. Leney says he's hoping to hear back from the province in the coming weeks in regards to their request.

"They were pretty receptive to it. Right now the reports we have that were made up by the Meno Ya Win Health Centre are before the LHIN, and we hope to hear something in the next few weeks," he said.

The new facility has been aiming to have more beds put in place for multiple years, and originally intended to expand their long-term care services shortly after opening.

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