Implementation is Underway
TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
has released their findings on a critical incident that occurred at The
Wexford on March 13th, 2013 resulting in the death of a resident and the injury of another.
The report identifies two orders for The Wexford to comply with in
order to provide the safest possible home for their residents. The
Wexford considers the Ministry a valuable partner in the delivery of
exceptional quality care and welcomes their input on how to ensure the
highest standards of care are being met.
"Our condolences go out to the families affected by this tragedy," said
Sandy Bassett, Executive Director of The Wexford. "It is with them in
mind that we accept the findings of this report and are committed to
our continued efforts to provide the best possible care to all of our
The Wexford's team of highly qualified staff are taking this report very
seriously and have already begun the process of implementing the items
identified in the report. Specifically efforts are underway to update
the emergency plan for violent outbursts and strategies to deal with
residents demonstrating behaviors of aggression, and to re-train staff
in both of these areas. The Wexford will be working with the Ministry
to address all concerns and continues to place the safety of their
residents as their top priority.
"We are proud of our home and the care and support we provide to our
residents and their families," said Cecil Persaud, Chair of the Board.
"This has been a difficult time for all of us, but we are going to
continue to do what we do best, caring diligently for the people that
call The Wexford home."
SOURCE: The Wexford Residence Inc.
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