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Vaccination changes the landscape for hospital, PCH visitors

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.

Public input continues to inform WRHA policy

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.

Message from WRHA CEO on Kamloops residential school victims

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.

Patient and personal safety a key focus for Concordia nurse

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.

Public Health Nurses a vital part of the fight against COVID-19

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.

Pandemic boosts awareness of the importance of infection prevention and control

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.

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