Ontario auditor general discusses her report on COVID-19 response in long-term care – April 28, 2021
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Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk holds a virtual news conference to discuss findings contained in her special report on long-term care. Her report concludes that the provincial government’s lack of pandemic preparedness and poor infection control practices in long-term-care homes contributed to the tragic impacts of COVID-19 on residents of these homes. She found that the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the long-care sector were not prepared and equipped to respond effectively to the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The auditor general released a previous report in November 2020 that identified a number of systemic problems with both the planning and management of Ontario’s response to the pandemic.