NDP Statement on Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care Facilities

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07

Ontario NDP Critic for Home and Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Affairs Teresa Armstrong has issued the following statement on the public inquiry into the safety of Ontario’s long-term care facilities:

 

“Today I attended the news conference in London announcing the details of the public inquiry into the safety of long-term care homes. It’s clear the inquiry is very limited in its scope. We’ve heard from family members, seniors advocates and personal support workers that their loved ones are not getting the care they need. Our parents and grandparents deserve so much better than the short-staffing and underfunding we see today.

The inquiry must root out the systemic issues that allowed the horrible crimes committed by Elizabeth Wettlauffer to happen in the first place, and then must expand to address the safety, health and dignity of all seniors in all care homes. The safety of residents and staff in care facilities must be a top priority to ensure the well-being of seniors in long-term care.”

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