Dec. 07, 2016
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) has issued reports of their re-inspection into the misconduct of a former Mount Hope employee. The reports will be publically posted to the Ministry’s website on December 7. The Ministry has also posted reports on reviews of critical incidents and complaints from previous years. Mount Hope cooperated fully and collaboratively in the re-inspection.
Mount Hope leadership received allegations of employee misconduct from concerned staff members on Aug. 5, 2014. Within one hour of receiving the allegations the employee was suspended and after an internal investigation the employee was terminated.
In May 2016, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) issued a decision regarding the misconduct of same former employee. The Ministry investigated the allegations in 2014 through a formal inspection and opened a re-inspection in 2016. The recent Ministry re-inspection noted improvements required to properly respond to allegations of employee misconduct, many of which have been addressed since 2014. The reinspection also outlined areas where Mount Hope’s practices could use further improvement.
Since 2014 the journey of improvement at Mount Hope has been an ongoing priority for the organization’s leadership team. We are committed to ensuring our practices and policies support a culture of accountability for our staff and ensure safe and quality care for our residents. We recognize and apologize for any distress this has caused residents and families as well as our staff and the community.