The Ministry of Long-Term Care has issued a Mandatory Management Order naming Joseph Brant Hospital to temporarily manage Tyndall Nursing Home in Mississauga. This order was issued to the home as it has an increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents and staff. Enhanced management is necessary to return the home to normal operations and protect residents.
“Protecting our long-term care home residents, who are most vulnerable, is our top priority,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “We are grateful to the staff at Joseph Brant Hospital and Tyndall Nursing Home for working together to stabilize the home and stop the COVID-19 outbreak.”
During these unprecedented times, the province is using every tool available to keep Ontarians safe. Management orders are one example of the measures Ontario has utilized on behalf of long-term care residents and staff. Ongoing measures include emergency funding, regulatory flexibility, staffing support, expanded testing, along with direction and guidance on outbreak management, and infection prevention and control.
The Ministry of Long-Term Care will continue to make decisions based on case-by-case assessments, and in partnership with the local hospitals, as to which long-term care homes may require additional interim hospital support.