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What matters most on August 29, 2018
Larry Kusch08/29/2018 7:00 PM
The province has placed conditions on the licence of a Portage la Prairie personal-care home and ordered it to stop taking in new residents until further notice following an investigation into nearly two dozen complaints at the facility.
Health Minister Cameron Friesen said Wednesday that Lions Prairie Manor, a 136-bed facility operated by the Southern Health authority, will remain in full operation while it addresses findings by the province's Protection for Persons in Care Office (PPCO) that it failed to meet several provincial standards in its care for residents.
PPCO investigators concluded that 17 of 21 complaints made by patients and their families were deemed likely to have occurred. Twelve of those cases were "determined to have been cases of mistreatment," although "no incidents were considered abusive or neglectful" under the Protection for Persons in Care Act, the province said.
Friesen said incidents "ranged on a continuum of severity."
08/29/2018 7:00 PM
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