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County To Hire Consultant For Brucelea Haven

Walkerton | by John Divinski  

County hopes to hire consultant to report on non-compliance issues at long term care home.

Chair of Bruce County Homes Committee Chris Peabody (r) and Director of Health Services Michael McKeage (l) present plan to bring Brucelea Haven into compliance with provincial standards. 

Bruce County hopes to fastrack the hiring of a consultant to report on non-compliance issues at Brucelea Haven nursing home in Walkerton.

With some workers from the facility looking on Thursday afternoon, county councillors approved the hiring a consultant if county staff is happy with the candidate's credentials.

Chair of the Homes Committee, Brockton Mayor and County councillor Chris Peabody says consultant Carol De Rosie is very familiar with Brucelea Haven, having been hired before as a consultant for the county on another issue.

He says De Rosie, a registered nurse, is living in Grey County and is prepared to start work on August 12th.

This is not Brucelea Haven's first rodeo and Peabody says he thought things were being addressed.

He says this is the second time they've been hit with non-compliance orders stating this blew up in January and then again July and questions need to be answered.

An Order of the Director of the Long Term Care Inspection Branch has halted admissions to the home until it's in compliance.

Cost for the consultant is estimated at $65,000.

Peabody says county council is dedicated to correcting the short-comings so that all clients at the facility can feel "safe and secure."

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie calls the non-compliance issues, along with the facility being chronically understaffed, "a crisis."

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