Quebec Coroner hears staff, supplies missing in pre-pandemic residence Heron


Montreal — Nurses killed dozens of people during the first wave of COVID-19 in a Quebec coroner’s inquest today. He said he lacked the proper equipment.

Véronique Bossé, who worked as a care director at Résidence Herron from September 2019 to January 2020, said she did not have enough washcloths and mattress protectors for all residents when she started work on Monday. ..

Bose told coroner Jehane Camel that there was a shortage of staff before the pandemic.

She said the ratio of health care workers to patients was inadequate and that housing coped with frequent staff turnover.

Employee shortages were the result of low wages, Bosse added, adding that residential patient attendants earned $ 12 an hour in 2019.

The mission of the coroner’s investigation is to investigate 53 deaths in six long-term care facilities and one elderly home.

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