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Police investigating death of resident found outside Burlington long-term care home

Halton Police say they are investigating the death of a resident at a long term care home in Burlington. Authorities say the deceased was found on an outdoor balcony. Global News

Police in Burlington say they are investigating the death of a resident who was found outdoors at a local long-term care home in mid-February.

Halton Regional Police Service say the deceased was a 54-year-old man discovered at the Burloak Long Term Care Home at New Street and Burloak Drive on Monday Feb. 14, just before 7:30 a.m.

“The male resident was located deceased by staff on an outdoor balcony and police and EMS services were contacted,” Cst. Steve Elms told Global News.

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Police said the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ministry of Long-Term Care are involved but could not reveal additional details due to the ongoing investigation.

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Larry Roberts, a spokesperson for Revera, confirmed to Global News in a phone call the death occurred on the 14th and that the facility will be revealing no further information.

“The family wants privacy and so it is unfortunate that this news got out,” Roberts said.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Long-Term Care said an inspection of the home was initiated on the day of the incident.

“We are not able to provide any specific details at this time. Once an inspection is completed, the inspection report is made available publicly,” the ministry said in statement to Global News.

 

 

 

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