Need an expert? Coroner's inquest into deaths in Quebec long-term care homes during the first wave of COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Someone holding the hand of an elder

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:

Martine Lagacé (French only)

Associate professor, Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts. Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development.

Martine.Lagace@uottawa.ca

Professor Lagacé can discuss the topic from a broader, sociological angle of aging. “What happened in the CHSLDs during the peak of the pandemic seems to be a situation that was, for the most part, predictable. And the lack of upstream preparation confirms the blind spot that these CHSLDs (like the frail seniors living in them) represent when it comes to quality of care and access to quality care.”

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