City revokes operating licenses for two Residential Care Facilities

This article contains a City of Hamilton press release detailing the removal of residential care licenses of 2 city operators.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton is revoking the licenses of two Residential Care Facilities. The Rosslyn Retirement Home, which has accounted for 14 of 42 deaths in the city due to COVID-19, as well as Edgemount Manor, which has been vacant since a fire last September.

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City revokes operating licenses for two Residential Care Facilities

The full City of Hamilton press release can be found here.

HAMILTON, ON – Today, the City of Hamilton has revoked the Residential Care Facility (RCF) Business Licenses for the Rosslyn Retirement Home and Edgemount Manor.

On June 15, 2020, the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) revoked the license for Rosslyn Retirement Home and this resulted in the expiration of the property’s license to operate, pursuant to section 8(5)(e) of the City of Hamilton Licensing By-law 07-170 (Bylaw). Currently, the Rosslyn is vacant, and residents remain in the hospital. The City continues to work with the RHRA to determine appropriate supports for the residents going forward. The license holder of the Rosslyn may seek to renew their license and if refused, may appeal before the Hamilton Licensing Tribunal.

Edgemount Manor is currently closed and under construction due to a fire on September 25, 2019. At that time, all residents were evacuated and relocated to other RCF facilities owned by the same operator. To ensure that the facility meets By-Law requirements, the City of Hamilton has temporarily suspended the RCF license for this property. This suspension will remain in effect until the City is satisfied that the facility is ready to resume operations. The license holder of Edgemont Manor has the right to a hearing before the Hamilton Licensing Tribunal.