HALIFAX, NS – We can confirm that an incident occurred in a secure dementia neighbourhood at our Parkstone Enhanced Care location. One resident pushed another, who fell. The resident passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015, and police are investigating.
We want to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the resident who passed away. This incident is deeply upsetting to all of us here at Shannex, including our caring staff and other residents at Parkstone.
We are cooperating fully with police and the Department of Health and Wellness. An internal review has also been launched to understand all of the conditions in place at the time of the incident. Furthermore, we are in close contact with the families of the residents involved as well as our staff and the entire Parkstone community.
Our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our residents, employees, families, volunteers, and the general public has not wavered.
Due to the ongoing police investigation, we cannot provide any further detail nor provide any further comment regarding this incident at this time.
Director, Communications and Community Affairs