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BR NS Nursing Home Deaths – CP
by ahnationtalk on June 2, 2016170 Views
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jun 2, 2016 2:30
HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia woman says she’s upset the Health Department never studied her mother’s death after she was pushed by a male resident in a Annapolis Valley nursing home.
Debbie Stultz-Giffin says her 87-year-old mother Dorothy died on March 1st, 2012 after a shove from a male resident which led to a serious fall, and later a blood clot.
She says she believes staffing levels need to be examined in light of this and other cases.
The death at Mountain Lea Lodge in Bridgetown was one of five around the province over the past eight years that a freedom of information request showed were never reported publicly.
The Health Department says its investigators only became aware of the case after these reports emerged.
Health Minister Leo Glavine says the department will now look into the case.
The director of the home says that new management is in place at Mountain Lea Lodge and that there is a strong culture of safety at the facility now and all incidents are reported.
(The Canadian Press)
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