Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, is ground zero for a coronavirus outbreak where 22 residents have died and one-third of the staff members are isolating after coming into contact with COVID-19:
“They’re treating it like a hospice, like there’s no hope like they have stage four brain cancer and they just have to keep them comfortable because there’s nothing they can do,” says Tanya Bartley, whose grandmother passed away at the home at the end of March.
Edna Bowers lived with dementia and began exhibiting symptoms of the virus along with dozens of other residents who have been treated at the home and not transferred to hospital.
Global News has obtained documentation from health officials sent to long-term care homes saying seniors in nursing homes should be kept comfortable if they contract the virus and not taken to hospital as there’s little that can be done beyond comforting measures.
“They don’t play god. Everybody is the same. I don’t care if it’s a two-year-old, a 10-year-old, a 20-year-old, middle-aged, elderly. I don’t care,” added Bartley when she heard of the directive.
The letter, dated March 23, 2020, was written by Dr. Allan Bell, a medical director and chief of emergency medicine at Quinte Health Care (QHC) in Belleville, Ont., a region in eastern Ontario that services hospitals in Belleville, North Hastings, Trenton and Prince Edward County.
It outlines suggestions on how to prepare long-term care administrators for potential COVID-19 outbreaks in their respective homes…
The letter outlines why hospital visits are not recommended, citing a lack of medical treatment beyond supportive care and limited options for frail patients.
“Our critical care colleagues are of the strong opinion that ventilator treatment will not make a survival difference to patients who are frail and ventilator support is very unlikely to be offered,” and goes on to state “for those residents who go on to develop respiratory failure, care needs to focus on the provision of comfort to ease suffering at the end of life.”
Global News reached out to Ontario’s Health Minister Christine Elliott, who said she was unaware of the directives, adding that no one would ever be denied health care in an emergency room setting.
The Health Minister is playing semantic games here: the whole point of the directives is that the elderly shouldn’t be brought to the emergency room at all — they are to be ‘kept comfortable’ and left to die at the nursing homes.
Apparently, the annual flu vaccines are not euthanizing the elderly at the rates that they had hoped.
Now if a senior shows flu-like symptoms in a nursing home, even without being tested, they will be presumed to have COVID-19 and will be given cost-effect palliative hospice care (i.e., high-dose morphine) instead of expensive ICU respiratory care.
Remember: when you demand national health care for all, you are ultimately giving the State the right to decide who lives and who dies, based on what saves the taxpayers the most money.
And since the vast majority of national health care budgets go toward treating the elderly with chronic diseases, euthanizing them under the ‘fog’ of an exaggerated ‘pandemic’ is all being done for the ‘greater good’.
Welcome to the God-less socialist paradise you demanded.