July 5, 2021 – The role and value of visitation in healing has long been recognized in health care. When COVID-19 required hospitals, personal care homes, and other health centres around the world to reconsider their visitation principles in the wake of a deadly and highly contagious virus, it changed the way visits occurred and prevented most in-person interactions with visitors.
June 28, 2021 – Health care is a broad and challenging mandate, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Even before the arrival COVID-19, however, hospitals and regional health authorities across the province were faced with tough decisions aimed at providing quality services.
June 15, 2021 – Manitoba is no stranger to emergency situations or to mobilizing a response to rapidly changing circumstances. Within the health system, whether a flood, forest fire, pandemic or any other potential threat, the details of any emergency response will vary to ensure ongoing access and availability of health services.
June 1, 2021 – As many of you have likely heard, late last week, the remains of 215 children were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, following a survey by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
May 10, 2021 – Since her early days as an industrial nurse for a manufacturing company in the Philippines to her current role as a family medicine nurse at Concordia Hospital, Amylynn Nucom has more than 23 years of experience caring for other people. Nothing in those 23 years, however, prepared her for what she and so many other health-care professionals would experience during a global pandemic that has now entered its second year.
May 10, 2021 – Berger was one of the first Public Health Nurses to volunteer as a contact tracer/case investigator. Contact tracing helps limit the spread of COVID-19 by identifying and notifying people who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
May 10, 2021 – A crisis doesn't really change what's important, but it does tend to sharpen our focus on it.
That's been the case with infection prevention and control efforts throughout the pandemic, says Molly Blake, a registered nurse and Director of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) program.