TORONTO – Ontario will launch a commission of inquiry into its management of the pandemic of COVID-19, has announced the first Doug Ford on Wednesday in the aftermath of the publication of a devastating report from the army on the conditions of life in a CHSLD.
On Tuesday, the canadian armed Forces reported breaches widespread in the five centres long-term care where they are brought in for reinforcement. A military has even testified in his report, to have been witness to an event where a patient died after being choked, most likely because he had been fed too violently.
Mr. Ford was dismayed by the content of the report. “The reality is that we are talking about isolated events. What we saw yesterday is the worst of the worst”, he, however, tempered Wednesday.
The five NURSING homes identified by the Forces will be visited by many inspectors, including some who will remain on site to monitor the delivery of daily services and to query the employees.
Moreover, the Ontario will lead, more broadly, a commission of inquiry into its management of the crisis that begins as early as July, revealed Mr. Ford. In particular, reports will be made public, while witnesses will have the chance to be heard or to explain, in the hope of being able, ultimately, to improve the quality of care provided in NURSING homes of the province.
“It speaks of decades of neglect. We are going to fix the problem,” promised Mr. Ford.