$18M visitation shelters for Manitoba personal care homes dealing with setbacks

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Months after the Manitoba government announced personal care homes in the province would be outfitted with all-season outdoor shelters, some are still waiting while others face continued challenges.

The province commissioned the shelters in June to help residents safely visit their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Province unveils outdoor visitation spaces at Manitoba care homes

But eight months later, there are still setbacks with the $17.9-million project.

“In Winnipeg, we have 28 of them that are installed,” said Jan Legeros, executive director of the Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba.

“About a third of them are still being worked on.”

The province also cited unexpected construction delays and supply chain issues as reasons holding up the completion of 17 others, which are expected to be done next month.

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