On Febuary 17th 2017, the Government of Quebec announced its plan to construct a new Residential and Long Term Care Centre (CHSLD) for the elderly in Chibougamau and Eeyou Istchee who are in need of assisted living.
A new building will be constructed on a property facing Lake Gilman in Chibougamau, and will include a day centre and modernized facilities.
The new project was unveiled today at the current CHSLD by the Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaetan Barrette, along with invited guests, including our Chairperson Bella M. Petawabano.
The new long term care centre will have more spacious rooms to accommodate family visits, and the staff will receive special training on the unique culture of our region and the needs of our Elders, since one-third of the Elders living in this centre are Eeyouch.
Work on the new centre will start in March 2018 and should continue until early 2019.