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Ministry of Health investigates at Summerland Seniors Village

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Summerland Seniors Village is operated by Retirement Concepts (Contributed by Retirement Concepts)
Summerland Seniors Village is under watchful eye this week as a Ministry of Health investigator arrived on site Monday morning, and the Interior Health decided to send a clinical consultant to the seniors facility Saturday.

Summerland Seniors Village is where 91-year-old Alfredo Bonaldi was living up until a sudden illness left him near death.

Staff was completely unaware he lay in his bed for days with severe renal failure, staph infection, blood poisoning and possibly salmonella.

Karen Bloemink, the Regional Director of Residential Services for Interior Health, explains they   decided to send a clinical consultant to Summerland Seniors Village after several complaints about how residents and patients were being treated.

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