Government creates oversight committee in wake of alleged senior
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.