07/20/2015 06:23 EDT | Updated 07/20/2016 05:59 EDT

Quebec orders probe after residents at seniors' home found lying on the ground

TROIS-RIVIERES, - Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette has ordered an investigation after two residents of a seniors' home were filmed lying on the ground for a few minutes.

The footage was shot on a cellphone last Wednesday by a visitor at the centre in Trois-Rivieres, midway between Montreal and Quebec City.

The residents were lying on the floor beside their bed.

"Given the nature of the alleged incidents, we think it's important to conduct an independent investigation," Barrette said in a statement.

A report is expected by Aug. 17.