An investigation by the provincial Ombudsman into a Regina care home has found a senior who fell at the facility and died soon after was not properly assessed.
Jessie Sellwood died in 2013 a few days after falling at the Sunset Extendicare home. She had been taken to hospital, but was returned to the home. Pain from the fall continued so she was taken back to hospital where she died.
The report from the Ombudsman finds both the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and the ministry of health did not ensure proper policies were followed.
Seven recommendations are being made in the report —most of those recommendations are how to improve communication.
Saskatchewan’s NDP calls the report more proof of the SaskParty’s mismanagement.
“This report shows what we already know: long-term care across the province is in crisis,” said NDP Health and Seniors critic Danielle Chartier. “Once again, we’re seeing the very real consequences of the Sask. Party’s refusal to support long-term care in Saskatchewan.”