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Coronavirus: Ontario's patient ombudsman warns of another long-term care home disaster

Ontario’s patient ombudsmen Cathy Fooks is warning more must be done to avoid another long-term care home catastrophe. In a new report that documents hundreds of new complaints, the ombudsman says patients and their families were essentially set adrift when the pandemic hit in the spring. As Ross Lord reports, there are fears some facilities are headed down the same disastrous path now.


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    50 Ducks In A Hot Tub

    another long-term care home catastrophe

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    Less staff, and they should have never allowed in-person visits.

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    The people dying from covid-19 are the flu vaccinated. The people that live in long-term care homes are heavily vaccinated.

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    How about give ALL PSW'S THE RAISE!!! ALL OF US! ..RETIREMENT and privately owned homes!! We all do the same job! And deserve the same pay! LtC and retirement , are almost the same ..u maybe get 4/15 residents that are actually independent. Most of our residents are awaiting LTC beds

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    I'm Alone 😍😥

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    Hold 🇨🇳 China accountable!
    – China's Xi Jinping and
    – WHO's Tedros
    should be criminally charged and arrested immediately for their roles in the Wuhan outbreak.

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    No Chinese 🇨🇳 should be allowed into Canada until the Wuhan outbreak has been independently investigated.

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    Yes. I agree wid my Trudeau. We have wear mask and not go to work. Destroy economy and we all lose job. It good though, because it stop spending. However, it NOT stop spreading, because our leader not smart, and realize that locking down and destroying economy was for nothing. But he going to have the old Canadian die. I wonder what all of the old Canadian think about what Trudeau is doing to Canada. I ask my grandfather, and he tell me that everyone in the old care home hate Trudeau and want him to die because he destroyed Canada. Ha ha ha. Yes he did.

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    All these all of a sudden active cases in long term care facilities and now they never actual name any of these facilities. These evil people are mocking us. True judgement is coming

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    The gov is corrupt. You can't trust any info

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    Opinions and Truths

    Where are the therapeutics?

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    Pure DJ's Entertainment

    Just keep giving your kids and elderly to the state for care, can't go wrong.

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    If it were one of my parents, I'd be looking for blood, not lawsuits !

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    More cleaning , get a grip , why was it ok to shut the country down in the beginning, but now even though it is likely going to get as bad or worse then before , now they are trying there hardest to keeping every body open , factories running full on . What lives mattered in the beginning but not now. All I here about is Doug Ford telling people not to gether at home , mean while thousands of people are beside each other every day working away . How come thats ok . But give up the family tradition

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    What good is money if your dead , idiots

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    Why bother? It's easier to enforce restrictions on healthy people

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