OTTAWA — The City has engaged Mr. Greg Fougere to complete the third party, independent review into the four city-run long-term care homes.
A memo from City Manager Steve Kanellakos states “For over 30 years, Mr. Fougere has been involved in seniors initiatives at the local and provincial levels, working in areas such as long-term care policy, planning, funding and legislative compliance. During this time, he has earned numerous awards and honors for his accomplishments. Mr. Fougere has a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Mr. Fougere was the CEO of the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre for 17 years. Mr. Fougere’s extensive knowledge of long-term care and his successful career in Ottawa will be invaluable to this review.”
“The independent, third-party review will begin on November 1, 2017 with a final report completed no later than Q1 of 2018. The scope of the review includes a thorough review of data, documents and files associated with the operations of the homes and of the incidents, as well as interviews with key stakeholders; an analysis of factors contributing to recent incidents; and, the identification of actionable measures, in the form of recommendations aimed at preventing abuse (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual) or the failure to report going forward.”
The City ordered the review after incidents of abuse reported at city-run long-term care homes.