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Ontario announces millions for
Casey House expansion

Casey House will soon be the site of a huge redevelopment that will allow the specialty HIV hospital to house more patients and to institute a new day health program, which will serve up to 200 regular clients while they remain in their homes and communities, thanks to a planned contribution from the government of Ontario that could reach $29 million.

Liberal cabinet ministers Deb Matthews and Glen Murray made the announcement on Sept 27 at Casey House. The province has included Casey House's redevelopment in its long-term infrastructure planning. Money will flow in 2013/14 with planned completion and occupancy in 2015/16.

The expansion is a six-storey glass structure that will rise from the back of Casey House's current building. It will contain 14 rooms with private bathrooms, replacing Casey House's existing, outdated patient rooms. The day program will consist of centralized, interdisciplinary treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in the community and will relieve pressure on local hospitals.

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