A long-term care home in Newmarket, Ont. has been issued an order of compliance by the area’s medical officer of well being due to “insufficient staffing” and poor an infection management practices throughout a COVID-19 outbreak.
The order was issued to Extendicare (Canada) Inc., the operators of Southlake Residential Care Village close to Davis Drive and Prospect Street, on March 15.
According to a spokesperson, there have been “insufficient staffing ranges and inadequate an infection prevention and management practices throughout a COVID-19 outbreak” on the 224-bed facility.
Under Section 29.2(1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, medical officers of well being have the authority to require a long-term care home or a retirement home to take particular motion within the midst of an outbreak.
The order issued to Extendicare by York Region’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji requires them to adjust to all course associated to the COVID-19 outbreak, guarantee gear and provides are accessible to workers and residents, guarantee enough staffing to reply to the outbreak, and be certain that all workers and guests are educated and use private protecting gear.
Failure to adjust to a Section 29.2(1) order may lead to a each day high quality of up to $5,000.
Southlake Residential Care Village is one of 71 long-term care properties in Ontario at the moment experiencing an lively outbreak of COVID-19.