“I’m learning of disturbing news out of Pickering’s Orchard Villa LTC home. There is a possibility of a significant privacy breach regarding individual resident personal health info. My heart goes out to the residents and families, during what is already a very difficult time”
Dr. Fullerton tweets “Our government takes personal privacy very seriously, and we are continuing to monitor this situation closely. I have been in contact with Peter Bethlenfalvy and we both share feelings of frustration and sadness at this recent development.”
The Pickering retirement community has been Ontario’s hardest long-term care facility hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Friday, May 8th, 2020, there had been 68 deaths at Orchard Villa, with 63 in the long-term care section and five in the retirement home.