Jun 10, 2013
By AM740 Staff
This province’s Health Ministry will spend 12 million dollars to more than double the number of inspectors of the province’s long-term care homes and establish an annual, comprehensive inspections as promised in 2010.
That promise by Health Minister Deb Matthews comes on the heels of a Q-M-I News Agency expose that found more than four in five nursing homes had never been fully inspected.
One hundred more inspectors are being hired to add the current 80.
Matthews says the Liberal government badly underestimated the number of inspectors it needs to conduct annual reviews.
The resident quality inspections involve three inspectors spending a week or two looking into all areas of a nursing home.