Nursing home beds

The expansion of a nursing home in Moncton is complete. Beds are ready…but empty, according to CBC.

The province has told Villa du Repos it can’t open the 60 new beds until it has hired sufficient staff to look after residents. The current 126 beds are all full. The Social Development department says the home is recruiting staff now

The head of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions Wayne Brown told CBC there are some 500 senior citizens — many of whom are occupying hospital beds — waiting to get into nursing homes.