|Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital|
Staff made complaints about him, but nothing was done. Families were not informed, despite these complaints, until they investigated. The fact that they are seniors doesn't matter. It all comes down to a lack of action on the part of the hospital.
What is also shocking is that there is no way to track and ban this man from working elsewhere, to further assault patients. The hospital minimized the complaints, as well as the number of complaints against this man by both patients and staff. The hospital waited a month after firing him to inform the families.
A Greater Toronto Area hospital didn't alert police after allegations were made that a staff member sexually assaulted at least five elderly patients, CBC News has learned. Instead, the Richmond Hill, Ont., hospital fired the man, a personal support worker,
and he went on to find a similar job at another health-care facility.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, only long-term care facilities like old-age homes are mandated to report incidents of sexual assault or other forms of patient abuse to police.
Shojaadin Mohammad-Zadeh, 51, was charged with one count of sexual assault at the end of January in connection with an incident at a Richmond Hill, Ont., hospital. (York Regional Police)hospital fired the man, a personal support worker, and he went on to find a similar job at another health-care facility.