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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Brucelea Haven Likely Topic At County Homes Meeting

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

There's still no statement about the suspension of four administrators.

Bruce County's Homes Committee meets today.

There is still no word yet on whether the County will release a statement regarding last week's suspension with pay of three senior County administrators and one Brucelea Haven administrator.

While Bruce County officials remain extremely tightlipped about the four suspensions with pay, Homes Committee Chair Chris Peabody has been busy holding a series of meetings with Brucelea Haven staff and family members to provide them with an update on the situation.

Just when this update will be made available to the public however remains unknown.

Peabody says the Homes Committee is working on efforts to improve staffing, scheduling and the recruitment of employees at Brucelea Haven.

It is expected that Brucelea Haven will be a key focus of this morning's Homes Committee meeting.

While it is not yet known when the County will reveal its next step concerning Brucelea Haven, Peabody says the Ministry will be releasing its latest report on Brucelea Haven in two weeks time.

Last Friday, Bayshore Broadcasting first broke the news that Bruce County's Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Human Resources, Director of Health Services as well as the Administrator of Brucelea Haven were suspended with pay on September 5th.

No reasons for the suspensions were given, but the suspension came following a very lengthy Bruce County Homes Committee closed door meeting held last Thursday.

During that meeting the consultants hired by the County to study the problems at Brucelea Haven were on hand to provide their interim reports.

Admissions to Brucelea Haven has been halted since July after a Ministry of Health report found the long term care home not in compliance with more than 30 requirements.

Warden Mitch Twolan spoke with Bayshore Broadcasting News last week and said due to privacy concerns relating to the four suspensions the County was unable to make a statement at the time.

Whether or not any new information will come forth this week remains to be seen.


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