REGINA — Saskatchewan’s ombudsman has been dealing with a big jump in public complaints.
Last year complaints were up 22 per cent compared to 2014, with many focusing on the quality of care in seniors long-term care homes and the province's jails.
Ombudsman Mary McFadyen says her office is working to ensure that the government makes improvements to long-term care homes.
The ombudsman told the corrections system to apologize to an inmate who was strapped naked in a restraint chair.
McFadyen also recommended the Social Services ministry improve how it helps young people in government care who have disabilities as they transition to adult programs.
The ombudsman's workload is expected to increase even more this year as the office is now responsible for checking complaints made about 780 municipalities. (CKRM, The Canadian Press)
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