The province ramped up inspections in 2013, doubling the inspection staff and promising every long term care home in Ontario will receive a comprehensive inspection annually. With 49 residents in care, a Complaint Inspection conducted in December found the facility was chronically understaffed, says a report posted by the ministry.
The inspection found at times only three Personal Support Workers (PSWs) were on staff over the evening shift, one of which was on modified duties and unable to lift — leaving two PSWs to transfer, toilet and put all residents to bed.
"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay nor an offence for which people should be penalised. but a misfortune. The cost of which should be shared by the commmunity. " ~Aneuryn Bevan. Founder of the NHS
"I felt that no boy should have to depend either for his leg or his life upon the ability of his parents to raise enough money to bring a first-class surgeon to his bedside."
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