TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Wexford
Residence would like to publically address the current status of
Ministry orders and inspections at the Wexford which were reported on
in the Toronto Star on November 24th.We appreciate the seriousness of these allegations and are very
concerned about the issues that were raised in this article. On
November 21st, Jared Bettridge, Board Chair of the Wexford, held discussions with the
Ministry inspectors to review progress and to discuss a remedial action
plan. The Board of Directors has met on this subject and will be
implementing immediate proactive action to address the situation.
"We take the safety and comfort of our residents very seriously," said
Bettridge. "In order to ensure we are providing the highest standards
of care, we have convened a sub-committee of the Board that will be
conducting an internal review of all processes and policies. We have
identified external expertise to support this effort and will continue
working with the Ministry to address any outstanding findings."
In response to the incidents identified, the Wexford has already
implemented remedial staff training and weekly meetings to track
residents with responsive behaviours. Our facility has also achieved
exemplary standing from Accreditation Canada for the quality of care we
provide our residents.
"We would like to reassure the families and residents of the Wexford
that their safety and care is our number one priority," said Bettridge.
"We will continue working with our partners at the Ministry to ensure
we are providing the best possible care at our home."
SOURCE: The Wexford Residence Inc.
For further information:
Jared Bettridge, Board Chair
phn. (647) 406-2478