Province continues to monitor seniors facility, new management takes over
Cederwood Lodge in Sault Ste. Marie was told by the province back in May to stop accepting patients.
Published Monday, July 17, 2017 11:28AM EDT
A seniors facility in Sault Ste. Marie remains under the watch of the provincial government, following Ministry of Health violations back in May.
Ontario’s health minister told CTV a new management company is running Cedarwood Lodge; a 50-bed interim facility in the Sault.
Back in the spring, the province ordered the short-term seniors home to stop accepting new patients because inspectors found the current ones were not being looked after.
The minister said his office lost confidence in the management group and had the day to day operations taken over.
"I think it was in May that it was issued, which requires them to change the management of the home to improve the delivery or service and care that is being provided,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care.
“I anticipate they will be doing that very, very soon."
The minister said the ban on accepting new patients is still in place until all of the violations are addressed.