The Ontario Lengthy-Time period Care COVID-19 Fee says they are going to be interviewing a number of provincial authorities officers within the coming week.
NEW – The Lengthy-Time period Care Fee says it should interview Dr. David Williams on Monday, Well being Minister Elliott on Wednesday and Minister of Lengthy-Time period Care Merrilee Fullerton on Friday. pic.twitter.com/ephXhMuQD2
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On Monday, February twenty second, they’ll communicate with Dr. David Williams, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Well being. The next Wednesday, February twenty fourth, they’ll communicate with each Well being Minister Christine Elliott, and Deputy Well being Minister Helen Angus. And on Friday, February twenty sixth, they’ll interview Lengthy-Time period Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton, in addition to the Deputy Lengthy-Time period Care Minister, Richard Steele.
The fee is an unbiased entity that exists to “examine how and why COVID-19 unfold in long-term care properties, what was executed to stop the unfold, and the influence of key components of the present system on the unfold,” in line with their web site.
The three commissioners main the investigation embrace the Honourable Justice Frank N. Marrocco, who’s serving because the lead Commissioner. He has served as a justice for the previous 16 years in Ontario’s Superior Court docket of Justice.
The fee additionally contains Angela Coke, a former senior government of the Ontario Public Service, and Dr. Jack Kitts, who served because the President and CEO of the Ottawa Hospital till June 2020.
In October 2020, the unbiased fee launched an inventory of interim recommendations to reduce the consequences of a second wave of COVID-19.
It intends to submit its report by the tip of April, 2021.