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Health Unit order results in temporary relocation of CMHA clients

37 clients of Dosanjh Care Residence in Powassan are being temporarily rehoused in response to an order from the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.  

That from the Canadian Mental Health Association, North Bay and District, which says a comprehensive plan has been developed to ensure clients continue to receive care and supports during their relocation.  

The Health Unit website details six ‘critical’ and three ‘non-critical’ infractions, including evidence of pests and more.  

Mary Davis, CEO of CMHA North Bay and District, says some deficiencies had been noted over the last few months with the homeowner. 

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“Those deficiencies haven’t been rectified so we engaged with public health to go in and do an independent inspection, which they did,” she says. “That is why we’re moving the residents due to the closure of the home.”  

Davis says the safety and well-being of the affected individuals is their top priority.  

She also says there’s no definitive amount of time that clients will be relocated.  

“We do think there is a lengthy list of remediation that needs to be done so we don’t have a set date that the residents will be out of the home,” Davis says. “We’re starting with three months.”  

CMHA says Dosanjh is an independently owned care home that operates under the Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) program and has been notified by the Health Unit about the issues requiring attention. 

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