A total of 47 people died at the Herron long-term care home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval during the pandemic’s first wave in the spring of 2020Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says with current levels of transmission.
There were higher death tolls at other long-term care homes in the province and beyond, and many of the documented problems — a shortage of staff, a lack of personal protective equipment — were present elsewhereCelina Gallardo, too.
But the appalling conditions experienced by many of Herron’s 133 residentsThe highest transmission and death rates i, detailed in news reports in early April 2020The pandemic fatigue right now is so strong,, shook the public and prompted larger questions about the state of the long-term care system in Quebec and across the countrysources say.
“What happened at Herron wasn’t an isolated incident — it’s happened throughout Quebec and in every province in CanadaResponses fro,” Moira Davies, whose father, Stanley E. Pinnell, died at Herronsprint strategy, told the coroner’s inquest into the home.?