Last summer Ford promised air conditioning for long-term care home rooms. That hasn’t happened.

Long-Term Care Ministry says it’s working with sector to have ‘adequate cooling systems’ in place this summer

Samantha Beattie, CBC News

During a heat wave in July 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford promised to “rapidly” mandate air conditioning in all long-term care homes, including residents’ rooms. Nearly a year later, the province still hasn’t done that. Palliative care Dr. Amit Arya said it “makes no sense” that the province hasn’t mandated system-wide change, especially following scathing reports from the military and long-term care commission about the deplorable conditions in homes and dehydration and neglect of residents.

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