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Spread of COVID-19 at Brampton long-term care home prompts government to call in outside hospital help

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Spread of COVID-19 at Brampton long-term care home prompts government to call in outside hospital help

Ontario’s Ministry of Long-Term Care has approved a new voluntary management contract which allows Markham Stouffville Hospital to provide enhanced support to Faith Manor Nursing Home, a Brampton long-term care home licensed under Holland Christian Homes Inc.

This arrangement will help to address the current spread of COVID-19 in the home, help stabilize the situation and return the home to normal operations. The home is located at 7900 McLaughlin Rd.

“Our government is doing everything we can to protect our most vulnerable population, our long-term care residents,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “I thank the dedicated staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Holland Christian Homes and Faith Manor Nursing Home for working together to stop the COVID-19 outbreak in this long-term care home.”

Management contracts are one example of the measures Ontario has utilized on behalf of long-term care residents and staff.

Ongoing measures include emergency funding, regulatory flexibility, staffing support, expanded testing, along with direction and guidance on outbreak management, and infection prevention and control.

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