The arrival of the pandemic has brought urgency to infection control issues within the long-term care (LTC) community. Across the country, LTC facilities are consistently among the hardest hit by outbreaks and deaths, highlighting the longstanding need for redesign and refurbishment.
“There is a complete need for an overhaul within the long-term care system, not only in how nursing homes operate, but how they have been built and designed,” said Mike Yorke, President, Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO). “Most importantly, it needs to be done to meet the highest of standards in terms of safety and infection control.”
The Carpenters’ Union has played an instrumental role in examining the issues around the age and structural integrity, overall design, and accountability throughout the system, including spearheading a recent study that reveals significant findings of concern.
You can read more on the National Post website: https://nationalpost.com/sponsored/news-sponsored/radical-changes-needed-to-manage-infection-control-in-ltc-homes