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At least 17 people have died in Ottawa long-term care homes since 2012

Drake Fenton, The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun

At least 17 people have died in Ottawa long-term care homes since 2012, with the care they received before their deaths leading to findings of non-compliance with provincial legislation, an investigation by this newspaper reveals. On Monday, this paper documented how there have been 163 reported cases of abuse and 2,033 instances of non-compliance since 2012 at Ottawa’s 27 long-term care facilities. This newspaper gleaned its data from reviewing thousands of pages of Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care inspection reports. A facility can be found non-compliant for different reasons. Some are minor, such as a failure to offer a resident a snack. Some can be serious, even when no resident is harmed, such as leaving an exit door unlocked. And some are very serious, such as cases involving abuse and death. The following is a breakdown of the 17 deaths uncovered by this newspaper’s examination of ministry documents. 

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