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LETHBRIDGE:  A health care watch-dog group is not budging on its allegation that an elderly dementia patient at a long-term care home in our city was bitten by mice. Friends of Medicare issued a news release Monday which outlined the incident involving a 98-year old woman who is unable to move.

 

Covenant Health, which operates St. Therese Villa, denies the claim. In a media release issued Tuesday evening, the organization states, "Through its follow up investigation, Covenant Health has gathered more information, conferring with care staff and reviewing the documentation extensively.

 

As a result, the organization is confident that the resident was not bitten by a mouse. While a mouse was sighted in the room, there is no evidence, documentation or verbal confirmation that a mouse was ever sighted near the resident.

 

The resident has been assessed medically and the physician opinion is that there is no evidence of wounds caused by an animal bite. There is an indication that the symptoms are consistent with a viral condition. The medical review confirmed that appropriate care and treatment were provided".

 

Local Friends of Medicare spokesperson Shannon Phillips, says the statement this is why it's important the province holds its own investigation, "we're very please the minister has moved quickly on this and we know that there are mice and bedbugs in this facility, or have been, over a course of months, so we look forward to the results of the investigation under the Protection of Persons in Care Act."

 

In conversation with Country 95 News, Phillips was adamant that her group does have documentation from facility workers, The claims and the incident report and all of that came from workers inside the facility - they are reliable claims, they are reliable sources within the facility and we were confident that releasing those details to the media was in the public interest. We're grateful that the Health Minister thinks so too and all of that will come out in the investigation that the minister has ordered".

 

Phillips went on to say that the Friends of Medicare has "very little confidence in the so-called investigation that Covenant Health has very quickly packaged-up for the media and we do not have confidence in what the company is saying today, which is different from what they have said before".


Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 4/16/2014 12:58:42 PM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News
 
 
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