The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS announced on Monday evening that it has decided to revoke the certification of the Residence Sawyerville. As a result of the decision, the residence has until noon on the 28 of November to cease operations as a private seniors’ residence. “This is really not what we had hoped for,” said Joanne Roberts, Director of quality, ethics, performance and partnership with the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, explaining that the establishment has been working with the Sawyerville residence since May of 2015 to try to correct gaps in service. Roberts wouldn’t name specifics when it came to what problems resulted in the decertification, but she did say that the issues were related to the reporting of incidents or accidents within the facility, concerns about the health and follow-up of some residents voiced by residence staff, a failure to follow proper procedures for the administration of prescribed medication, and some general concerns about maintenance and cleanliness. See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 21 edition of The Record.