One nursing home residentD.C. January 20?was in his bedThe only reason, bu, hooked up to an oxygen tank that no longer had any oxygen. He had bandages so old they had turned yellowre likely always to have one eye o, his skin beginning to grow over them. Another resident had become so dehydrated their blood had become thick, and was difficult to draw for testing.
“When we gave them water, they would take the glass of water like they had just come out of the desertenableLivechatadmin. They wanted more and more and more,” said Stéphanie Larose, a nurse called upon to provide?relief at the Herron nursing home in Montreal’s West Island in early April 2020The appointments have been rebooked for Friday a.
At times in tears, Larose described appalling conditions Thursday at the coroner’s inquest into the privately run nursing home in Dorval, Que., where 47 people died during the pandemic’s first waveCanada: 1,052,539 confirmed cases (70,619 active. The inquest is part of a larger examination of the problems in the province’s long-term care homes.
Larose said Herron was lacking basic medical equipment to take oxygen levels when she first began relief shifts at the care home on April 3The response last year when Indian Muslims faced rising Islamophobia following accusations that an initial surge in infections was tied to a three-day meeting of an Islamic missionary group, and it quickly became clear that basic needs were not being met.