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Media Release

Home care cancellations

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is advising residents of Winnipeg that community health services - home care services, in particular - are being affected due to staff shortages resulting from COVID-19 illness and isolation requirements.

Staffing shortages due to illness/isolation requirements are currently a reality across all areas of the health care system. Every effort will be made to maintain visits where possible, however, given the current volume of staff illnesses/absences, some cancellations will be inevitable.

Clients whose visits will be postponed or cancelled can expect to be contacted by phone and notified of the change. Depending on the nature of the service, some visits could be delayed, rescheduled or cancelled.

We encourage families and loved ones of home care clients to assist with care, where and if possible, to ensure basic needs are met.                  

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this difficult time.

For more information, please contact WRHA communications: mediarelations@wrha.mb.ca