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June 2020

Horwath points to ‘extreme neglect’ at Rosslyn, says owners should have licences stripped

Article from CBC News:

Andrea Horwath has released a scathing statement pointing to “extreme neglect and suffering” at the Rosslyn Retirement Residence and demanding the province revoke the operating licences for all care homes in Hamilton associated its owners.

“No senior should ever again have to live in a facility that puts their health, safety and wellbeing at risk,” wrote the Ontario NDP leader. “Doug Ford must pull the licences right now before these owners can inflict more pain and suffering, and have the province or a non-for-profit take over these homes.”

The Rosslyn is the site of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreak in Hamilton.

Property records show the home is associated with the Martino family, which ran the Royal Crest Lifecare chain of homes until it “collapsed” into bankruptcy in 2003, “leaving the Ontario taxpayers on the hook for $18 million,” according to the NDP’s release.

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