Quebec coroner extends hearings into COVID-19 deaths at Residence Herron

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 23, 2021 11:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The coroner investigating 47 deaths … Read More

Staffing problems played role in COVID-19 crisis at Residence Herron, manager tells inquiry

The manager of a Montreal long-term care home where 47 residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19  pandemic told a coroner’s inquiry Wednesday that staffing issues played a … Read More

Quebec coroner questions why more wasn’t done to help neglected Herron residents

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 21, 2021 1:45 pm     Updated September 21, 2021 1:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Doctor worried about lack of staff as COVID-19 hit Residence Herron, coroner hears

A doctor who treated residents of a Montreal-area care home where dozens of patients died of COVID-19 says she was concerned about the lack of staff and personal protective equipment … Read More

Officials too quick to blame COVID-19 for deaths at Residence Herron: witness

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 14, 2021 2:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An auxiliary nurse told a … Read More

Coroner probing COVID-19 deaths in Quebec long-term care homes says workers deserve respect

The Quebec coroner investigating the deaths at elder care homes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic assured health workers they were not at fault and deserve respect for … Read More

Residence Herron lacked staff, supplies before COVID-19 pandemic, Quebec coroner hears

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 13, 2021 1:59 pm     Updated September 13, 2021 2:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19: Retired health manager unprepared for what she saw at Residence Herron, coroner hears

A coroner’s inquest into deaths at a suburban Montreal long-term care home is hearing from a former manager who acted as an intermediary between the local health authority and the … Read More

COVID-19: Nurse, retired manager unprepared for what she saw at Residence Herron, coroner hears

A nurse sent to evaluate the quality of care at a suburban Montreal long-term care home where 47 people died during the first wave of COVID-19 found numerous failings, a … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec coroner’s inquest hears of staff shortages at Residence Herron

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 8, 2021 11:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A doctor told a Quebec … Read More

‘A horror story’: Quebec coroner’s inquest hears of staff shortages at Residence Herron

Health officials who arrived at a Montreal-area long-term care home during a  COVID-19 outbreak last year found residents who were desperate for water and had been left in beds soaked … Read More

Owners of CHSLD Herron didn’t co-operate with health authority, Quebec inquest hears

The former owners of a long-term care home where dozens of people died of COVID-19 early in the pandemic refused to fully co-operate with the local health authorities and threatened … Read More

Coroner’s inquest begins into CHSLD Herron where dozens died of COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 7, 2021 11:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An inquest into a Montreal-area … Read More

No criminal charges to be laid against CHSLD Herron over COVID-19 deaths

No criminal charges will be laid against Residence Herron in Dorval, Que., in connection with 47 deaths during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quebec’s director of criminal and … Read More

Laval long-term care home plagued by staffing shortages during 1st COVID-19 wave, employee says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 21, 2021 4:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An occupational therapist told a … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic depleted staff at Laval long-term care home where 100 died, inquest hears

A Quebec long-term care home hard hit during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was plunged into a crisis as infections mounted among managers and staff, a coroner’s inquest … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec relaxes rules in long-term care homes, private seniors’ residences

Quebec will loosen some public health measures in its long-term care homes and private seniors’ residences starting next week as COVID-19 cases continue to drop. Seniors Minister Marguerite Blais announced … Read More

New COVID-19 cases in Quebec drop below 700 as vaccination expands

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

COVID-19: New cases in Quebec drop below 700, six new deaths

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

Montreal families reach $5.5M settlement in lawsuit against Herron long-term care home

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2021 1:06 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Lawyers representing families of a … Read More

Vaccines offer ‘glimmer of hope’ to Quebec care homes, but life slow to return to normal

Denise Laurin smiles and rocks her arms in a cradling motion as she describes becoming a great-grandmother for the first time in February. “I’d love to take the little one … Read More

‘Major shortcomings’ led to ‘uncontrollable repercussions’ amid COVID-19 outbreak at Herron: report

A joint investigation by three orders of Quebec health-care professionals into the dozens of deaths at the Residence Herron in Dorval, Que., during the first wave of the pandemic has … Read More

Quebec coroner sets new dates for inquiry’s hearings into Residence Herron’s pandemic-related deaths

A Quebec coroner has unveiled the new schedule for an inquiry’s hearings into novel coronavirus-related deaths at the Residence Herron, one of the hardest-hit long-term care homes in the province. … Read More

Coronavirus cases drop in Quebec nursing homes, experts credit vaccine, other factors

A Montreal gerontologist says the decline of new COVID-19 infections in the province’s long-term care homes may be an early sign Quebec’s vaccination strategy is working. But Dr. Sophie Zhang, … Read More

Coronavirus crisis an opportunity to overhaul Quebec’s devastated long-term care homes

The COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec was marked by images from long-term care homes: isolated seniors peering out from windows, bodies in zippered bags on stretchers exiting imposing brick buildings. The … Read More

Long-term care homes were ‘blind spot’ in preparing for COVID-19 crisis, Quebec ombudsman says

Long-term care homes in Quebec were the “blind spot” in preparation for the novel coronavirus pandemic and management of the first wave put pressure on ill-equipped CHSLDs to provide the same … Read More

Quebec’s long-term care homes were ‘blind spot’ in preparing for COVID-19 crisis, ombudsman says

Long-term care homes in Quebec were the “blind spot” in preparation for the novel coronavirus pandemic and management of the first wave put pressure on ill-equipped CHSLDs to provide the same … Read More

Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences

Quebec is deploying what it is describing as “swat teams” to four long-term care homes in the province where there are significant COVID-19 outbreaks. The emergency field teams are being … Read More

Glaring flaws in Quebec long-term care homes repeatedly flagged before COVID-19 crisis: ombudsman

The glaring shortcomings in Quebec’s long-term care homes were repeatedly flagged to authorities long before the novel coronavirus pandemic ravaged CHSLDs, the province’s ombudsman said Thursday. Marie Rinfret pointed to … Read More

Quebec unveils action plan for potential 2nd coronavirus wave

Quebec is preparing for a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus with a series of measures, including appointing a manager for each long-term care home and recruiting workers for … Read More

Quebec outlines coronavirus action plan ahead of potential second wave

Quebec is gearing up for a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus with a series of measures, including more oversight for the province’s embattled long-term care homes. The province … Read More

Quebec unveils action plan for potential second coronavirus wave

Quebec is preparing for a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus with a series of measures, including appointing a manager for each long-term care home and recruiting workers for … Read More

Coronavirus: Red Cross to gradually take over from military in Quebec long-term care homes

The Red Cross will be sent to long-term care homes in Quebec as the Canadian Armed Forces wraps up its mission. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the situation has been … Read More

Quebec coroner orders public inquiry into coronavirus deaths at long-term care homes

Posted June 17, 2020 12:54 pm Updated June 17, 2020 1:02 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec’s chief coroner is … Read More

Coronavirus: Military deployment to Quebec, Ontario long-term care homes extended to June 26

The Canadian Armed Forces will continue to assist in Quebec and Ontario long-term care homes hit hard by the novel coronavirus crisis until June 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says

After calls for help in long-term care homes amid the novel coronavirus crisis, Quebec’s premier says 55,000 people have signed up to study and become orderlies. François Legault made the … Read More

Canadians have ‘deluded’ themselves about the state of long-term care: doctor

Canadians have for years been turning a blind eye to the state of long-term care homes across the country and ignoring the growing question of how to care for the … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with staffing, personal equipment challenges: military report

Quebec is asking for the military to stay in long-term care homes until September and will launch a large recruiting campaign to train and hire more orderlies on the heels … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges: military report

A 60-page report from the military on the condition of Quebec’s long-term care homes released by the government on Wednesday points to three major challenges in the facilities: staffing shortages, … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges, military report outlines

Quebec is asking for the military to stay in long-term care homes until September and will launch a large recruiting campaign to train and hire more orderlies on the heels … Read More

Quebec ombudsperson to investigate coronavirus crisis response in seniors residences

Quebec’s ombudsperson is launching an “impartial and independent” investigation into the handling of the novel coronavirus health crisis in embattled nursing homes by the province and its health network. Marie … Read More

Coronavirus: Over 1,000 CAF members sent to Quebec long-term care homes, more to come by mid-May

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2020 10:56 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says … Read More

Quebec will continue to see ‘a lot of deaths’ amid coronavirus pandemic, premier says

Quebec continues to see the number of deaths and cases attributable to the novel coronavirus pandemic rise as the province plans to progressively ease restrictions starting next week. Related News … Read More

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps out Quebec long-term care facility amid coronavirus crisis

A Quebec-born Super Bowl champion is making the move from the offensive line to the medical front line. Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is working at a long-term care … Read More

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