By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press - Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 0 Comments
TORONTO – In an effort to come to grips with a series of complaints…
TORONTO – In an effort to come to grips with a series of complaints about its quality of care and how those complaints are dealt with, the country’s largest veterans facility has called in an outside expert to look at the situation.
The review of the Sunnybrook Veteran’s Centre this week comes in addition to an official audit by the federal government that is currently underway.
The new audit will focus on those beds funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health — a cost of about $29.2 million a year — but has disavowed any responsibility for oversight of the centre.
The review, which begins this week, is being carried out by Karima Velji. The senior executive at Baycrest, a prominent research hospital focused on the elderly, is also an assistant nursing professor at the University of Toronto.