On Short Notice: An Investigation of Vancouver Island Health Authority's Process for Closing Cowichan Lodge
|Uploads||Full Report, News Release, 2014 Update, 2015 Update|
|Authority||Vancouver Island Health Authority|
|Classification||Public Report No. 48|
On February 14, 2012 the Ombudsperson released Public Report No. 48 On Short Notice: An Investigation of Vancouver Island Health Authority's Process for Closing Cowichan Lodge. The report was the result of 46 complaints from people in the Cowichan area who were concerned about and directly affected by Vancouver Island Health Authority’s (VIHA) announced closure of a long established seniors’ residential care facility in Duncan.
The investigation focused on the following issues:
The Ombudsperson made six findings and six recommendations. Key recommendations include:
Update on Recommendations
VIHA accepted and agreed to implement five of the six recommendations. VIHA indicated it could not accept recommendation 3(c) as it believes it is statutorily bound to refer requests for exemption to the 12 month notice of closure of a residential care facility to VIHA medical health officers.
|Date||Tuesday, February 14, 2012|