Long-Term Care

Northumberland County is committed to protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff. Infection prevention and control measures such as PPE for all staff, mandatory masking for visitors, regular screening and testing, and enhanced cleaning practices remain in place at the Golden Plough Lodge. Please see the information below for other COVID-19 measures and updates.

COVID-19 measures and updates

  • All general visitors, including children under the age of 5, can resume visits
  • Four indoor visitors per resident are currently permitted. These may be any combination of general visitors and/or essential caregivers
  • Proof of vaccination for essential caregivers and visitors is no longer required
  • Visitors will undergo active screening and Rapid Antigen Testing (except children 5 years old and younger)
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided
  • Limits on outdoor visits have been lifted and our regular practices on use of available outdoor spaces are in place
  • Testing for outdoor visits is not required
  • Palliative care visits will be maintained, with full PPE

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days, please show proof of your positive test result.

For more information, please call our COVID-19 Update Hotline at 905-372-8759 ext. 6005.

The Golden Plough Lodge (GPL) is an accredited 151-bed municipal long-term care home located in Cobourg. At the GPL, we follow the Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care to enhance a resident-centred community and we are committed to ensuring dignity, respect and compassion are the cornerstones of our home and the services we provide.

Our services

We offer basic, semi-private and private accommodation, and the following services to support resident quality of life:

  • Health services
  • Resident and family services
  • Dietary services
  • Environmental services
  • Financial services
  • Residents Council
  • Family Council

To receive a digital copy of our Orientation Guide including a detailed overview of our services, please submit a request using our Resource Request Form.

Tour our home

To arrange a tour of our home, please call 905-372-8759 ext. 3226.

Our rates

Our accommodation rates are set each July by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Subsidized rates may be offered for basic rooms, based upon resident annual income.


To apply for accommodation, please contact the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE-LHIN) by calling 905-430-3308 or 1-800-263-3877 (toll-free).

Visit our home

For information about visiting our home, please see our Visitors Policy.

Get involved or support our home

There are many ways to get involved or support the GPL, including joining our Residents Council or Family Council, or by volunteering or donating to our home.

Additional information and resources

Contact our team

For general information about our home, please call our team at 905-372-8759 or email us. 

For inquiries to specific team members, please find their contact information below:

Acting Administrator 

Glenn Dees 

T. 905-372-8759 ext. 3259

Email Glenn Dees 

Committee of Management

The operation of the Golden Plough Lodge is managed by the Community Health Committee.


Chair, Councillor Olena Hankivsky

T. 905-372-3329

Email Councillor Hankivsky 

Director of Care  

Catherine Galbraith 

T. 905-372-8759 ext. 3270

Email Catherine Galbraith

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator 

Andrew MacCuaig

T. 905-372-8759 ext. 3290 

Email Andrew MacCuaig 

Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care 

Long-Term Care Family Support and Action Line (toll-free): 1-866-434-0144

Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week

Our redevelopment project

We are building a new 180-bed Golden Plough Lodge facility. Learn more about our redevelopment project.