Sask. severing ties with Extendicare, taking over 5 nursing homes after Parkside outbreak

Sask. severing ties with Extendicare, taking over 5 nursing homes after Parkside outbreak

Sask. severing ties with Extendicare, taking over 5 nursing homes after Parkside outbreak Seniors minister Everett Hindley apologizes in wake of Extendicare outbreak that killed 39 last winter The Saskatchewan government says it is ending its relationship with private nursing home operator Extendicare and permanently taking over operations at all five of the company's homes in the province. Everett Hindley, the minister in charge of seniors, made the announcement Thursday, following a review of the homes. The review was prompted by an ombudsman report that found Extendicare was "woefully unprepared" for the COVID-19 outbreak that killed 39 residents of its Parkside home in Regina last winter. "I am sorry that the measures and supports in place were not sufficient to prevent this tragedy," Hindley said during a news conference at …
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