Westbank First Nation long-term care home aiming to close by January; staffing issues cited – Global News

October 21, 2021

Westbank First Nation announced the pending closure of its long term care facility, saying unstable times in health care have made it unsustainable.

The decision to close Pine Acres Home is being done with the heath and well-being of residents in mind, the WFN said in a press release distributed Wednesday night.

WFN added that with the implementation of new provincial COVID-19 requirements for long-term care facilities, the continued operation of the facility is longer feasible.

“Westbank First Nation is proud of being the only community with a long-term care facility on-reserve,” Chief Christopher Derickson said in a press release.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8286061/westbank-first-nation-long-term-care-home-closing/

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