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Bruce County Works to Address Issues at Brucelea Haven

Bruce County | by John Divinski  

Five consultants hired to look at the operation of long term care home in Walkerton.

Bruce County has hired not one or two consultants to look at the operation of Brucelea Haven Long Term Care in Walkerton, but five.

Chair of the Homes Committee, Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody says they've hired Primacare Living Solutions to look at how they can eliminate the 14 deficiencies, noted in a recent report from the province.

For $72,000, Brucelea will get a team of 4-consultants "and look specifically.....around staff retention, medication (issues), ratio of staffing--all those really gritty details," that make up the operation of the facility.

Consultant Jill Knowlton, Managing Director of Primacare, will begin her duties, along with 3 other colleagues, on August 26th with a general meeting with staff and residents, along with county councillors attending to spell out their vision and goals.

That meeting will be held at Brucelea at 10am.

Peabody also says they've hired, Anne Grant of Toronto at a cost of $25,000 who is a workplace mediator and will look at the workplace morale and environment.

He says, Grant, who starts August 19th, "will look at the role of council, administration, the front-line workers and give some recommendations on what can make that workplace a better place for the workers and the residents."

Peabody says he's been in touch with the Director of the Long Term Care Inspecation Branch who issued those non-compliance concerns.

However, the province is happy with the effort the county is making to correct those problems.

Admissions to Brucelea Haven have been halted until the home is in compliance with all issues.
 

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