Montreal long-term care homes placed under trusteeship amid investigation into allegations

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WATCH: Following allegations of mistreatment and several deaths due to a bacterial outbreak, the Floralies long term care residences have been placed under trusteeship by the province. The decision was made after preliminary findings of a goverment-led probe found that ,care home “is facing issues that severely compromise the quality of care and services.” Gloria Henriquez reports. – Sep 1, 2022

The Quebec government has placed two long-term care homes in Montreal under trusteeship amid an investigation into allegations of mistreatment at the facilities.

A letter from Health Minister Christian Dubé and Seniors Minister Marguerite Blais was sent Thursday to the administration of the Residence Floralies LaSalle and Lachine.

The long-term care homes will be put under trusteeship for 180 days following an administrative investigation into the situation that began in August.

The letter states preliminary findings from the probe, including that the centre is allegedly “experiencing difficulties that seriously compromise the quality of the health and social services it provides, its organization and its operation.”

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The government’s order means that administration’s powers at the Residence Floralies LaSalle and Lachine are suspended for the duration of the trusteeship.

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In the meantime, the health authority for the west of Montreal — the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal — will be overseeing both facilities’ operations.

Global News has reached out to Residence Floralies LaSalle on the matter but has yet to hear back.

with files from Global News’ Felicia Parrillo and Alessia Maratta

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