Nurse at Brampton long-term-care home charged after medication incident involving 11 residents
A nurse at a Brampton long-term-care home is facing charges after 11 residents did not receive their medication as prescribed, Peel police said.
Police on Sunday said the investigation began this month at a home in the area of McLaughlin Road South and Steeles Avenue West.
Police did not disclose the name of the nursing home, but Holland Christian Homes CEO Ken Rawlins confirmed it is Grace Manor, which is operated by Holland.
Rawlins said that after discovering the “alleged action” by a staff member at Grace Manor, the home immediately conducted an internal investigation. “As an outcome of that investigation, we have terminated our relationship with that individual,” he said in a statement.
“We have notified family members of residents who may have been impacted by the situation and we are committed to keeping residents and family members informed.”
Rawlins said no residents suffered an adverse event or harm as a result of the alleged actions. The home is co-operating with police, the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the College of Nurses of Ontario, he said.
Police launched the investigation this month after the home complained that the staff member did not administer medication to patients as prescribed.
“They discovered alleged wrongdoing, gathered information and contacted police,” said Peel police spokesperson Const. Akhil Mooken.
Police found that 11 residents of varying cognitive abilities were affected by the incident. All victims have since been assessed by medical professionals and family members have been notified, police said.
Angeline Richardson-Mckenzie, 59, of Brampton was charged with 11 counts of failing to provide the necessaries of life.
Police request anyone with information about this incident to contact investigators at 905-453-3311, ext. 2233.
Grace Manor was among several Toronto-area long-term-care homes where Canadian Forces were deployed at the province’s request to help manage COVID-19 outbreaks in spring 2020.