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Progressive Conservative MLA Dorothy Shephard speaks in the legislature on Nov. 25, 2022. Image: New Brunswick Legislature video capture

N.B. Special Care Home Given Temporary Licence

By Brad Perry Feb 14, 2023 | 6:19 AM

A New Brunswick special care home that had its operating licence revoked has been given a temporary one.

Villa Neguac, a 30-bed special care home, can now keep running until its ownership is transferred to a possible buyer.

“We are pleased to see these important services now being maintained in this region thanks to the temporary operating licence allocated to a new operator,” Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard said in a statement Monday.

In January, the Department of Social Development revoked the licenses of two facilities: Villa Neguac and Foyer Saint-Bernard.

The department would not say why the licences were revoked, only that they could not get “assurance of total compliance with provincial standards.”

“The decision that leads to the closure of any long-term care facility is not taken lightly and is a last resort,” Shephard said at the time.

Social Development said residents of Villa Neguac have been able to remain in the facility, noting all statutory requirements and standards were met before the temporary licence was issued.

Former residents of Foyer Saint-Bernard can request a placement at Villa Neguac “in accordance with their level of needs and at the discretion of the operator,” said the province.

The current owner of Foyer Saint-Bernard is still considering options for the future of the facility, it said.


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