Brucelea Haven Report Card
Friday, November 2, 2012 9:30 PMby
Good evaluation after surprise inspection by Ministry of Health officials
Brucelea Haven long term care home is doing just fine in its operation as far as the province is concerned.
The Walkerton facility received unexpected guests on September 26th, as three Ministry of Health Inspectors showed up to review and investigate the Haven's compliance to legislation under the Long Term Care Homes Act.
Administrator Eleanor MacEwen reported to Bruce County Homes Committee that they received a glowing report during the 10-day stay.
MacEwen says the inspectors randomly selected 40 residents and interviewed them and met with a number of families as well.
She says they received what are called eight observations which they are expected to correct and respond to.
In addition one compliance order was issued that needs to be complied with by November 30th regarding immunization procedures.
MacEwen points out the visit was relatively short because few investigation items were triggered through talks with the residents.
She says inspectors have been known to stay for two months or more at some facilities with more issues to address.
Although the final public report has not been released, inspectors have indicated the residents are happy with competent staff looking after them.
The facility has been termed a clean and beautiful home where staff know the residents that are being cared for.
The inspection was considered a very good and positive one.
It's the first inspection since 2009.