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Future of Oak Bay Lodge up for discussion

This process acknowledges public interest in long-term care.

Thursday January 21, 2021 | GREATER VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends

The future use of the Oak Bay Lodge property is open for discussion from January 6th to February 4th, 2021.

The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) is seeking public feedback and ideas about potential future uses of the Oak Bay Lodge property at 2251 Cadboro Bay Road.

Through this engagement, the CRD is sharing information about the CRHD’s mandate, project goals, and proposed timelines.

There are two online open houses. A presentation will be provided, followed by an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comments. The first session is this evening January 21 at 6 pm (Pacific) and the next one will be on Tuesday January 26 also at 6 pm. Both sessions are 1.5 hours long, via Zoom.

More details and registration: crd.bc.ca/oakbaylodge

Background:

Oak Bay Lodge was originally a long-term care home. The building became old and unsuitable for its original purpose and is being demolished.

It is the intention of the CRHD to ensure the future use of the property is aligned with their mandate to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the CRD in partnership with Island Health.

Other potential uses could be explored after exhausting all healthcare options at the property, including the potential of affordable housing.

The majority of the residents of Oak Bay Lodge have successfully transitioned into the new 320-bed residential care facility The Summit at Quadra Village (that process was underway in July 2020). The Summit is a state-of-the-art long-term care facility that serves seniors who have dementia or complex care needs. The Summit was built to replace the aging Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie care homes.