(Montreal) Some 200 vulnerable residents are being forced out of two private residential and long-term care centers (CHSLDs) in southwest Montreal, which were placed under conservatorship last fall following allegations of bad treatments.
The Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS) of the West Island of Montreal has confirmed that all patients of the Floralies residences located in the boroughs of Lachine and LaSalle, will be relocated for the sake of health and safety.
A report by a retired manager from the Ministry of Health, made public last fall, reports “mistreatment in all its forms” in these CHSLDs, including violence and neglect by some employees.
Both residences were placed under conservatorship on September 1, 2022, shortly after an outbreak of Strep A killed six people last summer.
The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is temporarily administering these establishments following allegations of abuse. In a statement Tuesday, the organization says the general situation at these facilities has stabilized since last fall.
“However, in the interest of ensuring the long-term well-being, health and safety of residents, we have decided to proceed with the relocation of all residents to other living environments,” said the general manager. assistant to the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and provisional administrator of the Floralies, Jean-François Miron.
Managers of the Floralies residences say they are shocked by the news and worried about the impact the move will have on residents.