Bruce County terminates its CAO
Bruce County has officially terminated its CAO in the wake of recent problems at Brucelea Haven, their long term care facility in Walkerton.
It was the last of the firings after three of the four senior administrative staff who were suspended, were terminated last month including the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Health Services and the Administrator of Brucelea Haven.
A number of non compliance issues were discovered at the 144 bed facility in the summer compromising patient care and resulting in a ban on new admissions until some serious issues could be addressed.
In a release issued October 4, Warden Mitch Twolan says the decision was made following a careful, considered review of information related to recent issues at the Brucelea Haven Long Term Care Facility by Bruce County Council.
“The shortcomings in care at Brucelea Haven impacted some of Bruce County’s most vulnerable residents and we have acted both swiftly and with careful consideration. We are committed to addressing these issues and moving forward to ensure that the County’s long-term-care facilities provide a high level of care for residents in the future.”
The release says in order to support the efforts to bring the home in compliance with provincial standards, Bruce County recently engaged Primacare Living Solutions, an established, respected long-term care provider.