Government creates oversight committee in wake of alleged senior assault

Dec 18, 2014

Government creates oversight committee in wake of alleged senior

assault (Sask-Nursing-Home-Ass)

REGINA _ Saskatchewan's health minister is introducing a quality

oversight committee at a senior care home where an alleged assault

is under investigation.

Last week, some employees at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home

in Regina were suspended due to allegations of assault and neglect.

Regina police launched a criminal investigation after being

provided with video of what happened.

Minister Dustin Duncan says the committee and a care consultant

will ensure residents are safe and receive high-quality care.

The steps come after the minister met with the Santa Maria board

of directors along with other health administrators.

Opposition leader Cam Broten (BROH'-ten) has said he's

disappointed by the government's response to the alleged assault and

is calling for an independent administrator at the home.

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