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Quebec ombudswoman calls for review of long-term care model after COVID-19 deaths

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Quebec’s top doctor questioned over lack of preparation at inquest into COVID long-term care deaths She concludes government officials took a “hospital-centric” approach to preparing for the pandemic and neglected the danger posed to long-term care homes despite the fragility of their residents.The report paints a picture of a health system that was thrown into chaos, resulting in improvised decisions, confusion around staffing, and a failure to properly apply directives.Almost 4,000 people died in long-term care homes between February and June 2020, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of the deaths reported in Quebec during the first wave.Rinfret’s 27 recommendations include adopting of a risk assessment and management policy in long-term.

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