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More than half of B.C.’s 681 seniors’ homes lack plans to allow visitors (Holy Family Hospital)

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry (Photo credit: Vancouver Is Awesome)

Just 318 of 681 senior care homes in B.C. have submitted plans to government.

Less than half of B.C.’s 681 seniors’ homes have yet to submit plans to the government on how they intend to start allowing family members and others to visit residents.

Health Minister Adrian Dix said July 16 that representatives at 318 homes have submitted plans to government, and that this is up significantly from the 61 homes that had such plans a week ago. Dix did not say whether government had rejected any of the submitted plans, and the government did not call on Glacier Media at a July 16 press conference so he was not asked.

Two seniors’ long-term care facilities have active outbreaks: Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility and Maple Hill long-term care facility. There also remains an outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital, which spawned the outbreak at Maple Hill, when infected patients were transferred from the hospital.

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