May 16, 2014 3:49 pm

Man seriously injured after scuffle at Sackville long-term care home

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HALIFAX – The Mounties in Halifax are investigating an alleged assault at a long-term-care home that has left a resident with life-threatening injuries.

Corporal Scott MacRae says there was a scuffle last Sunday between two residents at the Quest Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Lower Sackville, which houses adults with intellectual disabilities.

MacRae says a 28-year-old resident allegedly pushed a 56-year-old resident, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

He says the incident was not reported to police until Thursday and the RCMP is investigating.

Elizabeth MacDonald, a spokeswoman for the provincial Community Services Department, says privacy law prohibits government officials from speaking about specific clients.

But she says the department has assigned an investigator to the case.

The non-profit Quest Society, which operates the facility, issued a brief statement saying client confidentiality prevents the group from commenting on a case that is subject to an ongoing investigation.

But it says its thoughts are with the family and friends of the injured resident and it is co-operating with the investigation.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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