The MPP for Perth-Wellington is launching a petition to save local long-term care beds.

Randy Pettapiece says Hillside Manor is slated to close in a few years.

Pettapiece says 38 of these beds could go to London if the province approves it.

The petition calls on the province to keep the beds in Perth-Wellington and increase funding to support long-term care facilities.

Pettapiece says our area has already lost beds and it would be devastating to lose more.