August 2019
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Putting the public first

On July 31, 2019, Commissioner Eileen Gillese released her Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry Report. We are fully supportive of all the Commissioner’s recommendations. You can read our statement about the inquiry report here.

We are conducting a careful review of the report, and will have more to say in the future about any work that still needs to be done.

As reflected in Commissioner Gillese’s report, when we learned of something within our control that we could do to improve the long-term care system, we acted immediately. Chapter 13 of the report contains 10 recommendations specifically for CNO. We already implemented or are in the process of implementing virtually all of them, and are committed to fully implementing them all. You can read more about the work we have already done to enhance and strengthen our ability, and the ability of employers, to address the issues raised at the Inquiry on this website.

“We are committed to partnering with patients, employers, government, nurses and others in the health care system,” says Anne Coghlan, Executive Director & CEO of the College of Nurses of Ontario. “By working together as partners in safety, everyone in Ontario benefits from safe, quality nursing care.”

We would like to, once again, extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims. It is our hope that these recommendations will help us prevent tragedies like this from happening again.

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