In the aftermath of the TVA Nouvelles revelations that seniors living at the Brooks Residence in Sherbrooke would have been deprived of basic care for days, the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS) of Estrie-CHUS ensures that staff have been sent to help.
Breathless employees had called for help earlier this week.
Thanks to the hard work of the employees of the residence and those sent as reinforcements by the public network for a few days, all the seniors could be changed and washed, according to information obtained on Wednesday.
“There has been an outbreak there since last week and the CIUSSS has been in contact with the residence for all this time, so I do not understand that the issue of the lack of personnel was not mentioned earlier to the CIUSSS”, commented the member for Sherbrooke, Christine Labrie.
In addition to having sent arms to the floor, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS closely accompanies the management of the residence. “The operator of the residence is collaborating and trying to put all the necessary means to counter the outbreak, but given the complexity of the situation, she cannot do it alone. So we sent a coordinator to help her, ”said Sylvie Moreault, director of the support program for the autonomy of the elderly at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS.
No new cases of COVID-19 have been added in the past 24 hours at the Brooks Residence, but a first death from the virus has been confirmed. According to our information, this is one of the people who was left for days without being changed or cleaned, before being transferred to the hospital.
“We do not wish that to animals, indignant the president of the Council for the protection of the sick, Paul Brunet. It is of indescribable horror. Despite all the circumstances we are currently experiencing, nothing justifies operators leaving people in these conditions. ”
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS ensures that it will support the Brooks Residence for as long as necessary.