ONTARIO DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF NURSING HOME INSPECTORS
Feb 24, 2023
By Bob Komsic
The province has hired 193 new long-term care inspection staff, including 156 inspectors.
In making the announcement, minister Paul Calandra says the move doubles the number of inspectors, meaning a quicker response to complaints to ensure every resident gets the quality of care they deserve.
”These additional inspectors will help strengthen what is already Canada’s toughest inspection and enforcement regime,” adds Calandra.
”Ontario now leads all provinces with the highest inspector-to-home ratio in the country, surpassing our goal of having one inspector for every two homes in the province.”
The long-term care minister also says the province is ”on track” to build nearly 60,000 new and upgraded beds by 2028.
The government also recently announced it’s proposing higher fines for homes that don’t meet requirements to have air condition in each resident’s room.