Health Minister Don McMorris is apologizing to 10 residents who were evicted from a Saskatchewan seniors home.

McMorris says the way the residents were kicked out of St. Mary's Villa in Humboldt was unacceptable.

The residents were in a form of assisted living when they were given less than a week to move out.

The home was making space for 32 other patients with higher medical needs who lived in part of the facility where structural problems were found.

McMorris says asking seniors to turn over their lives on such short notice is not appropriate.

He has asked the province's ombudsman to investigate and to make recommendations so it doesn't happen again.