Good Afternoon Families,
I hope you are all doing well and are able to be somewhere safe as Manitoba rides out this blizzard of the decade!
I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update about Health and Transition Services. We have been planning carefully in advance of this storm to be sure we have adequate staff in place. We can confirm so far that we have appropriate Nursing, Resident Assistant and Recreation staffing for evenings and nights today. Staff are making their way in through the snow and many have offered to work overtime, shift after shift. We are so grateful for their support. Rest assured that our Management team will continue to meet regularly to evaluate our staffing needs so your loved ones are well cared for.
In addition to this inclement weather, Covid continues to be monitored on a regular basis. We are seeing many of the people we support improving and coming off isolation. We are happy to announce that Child and Young Adult Health Services is over their outbreak. Your loved ones will soon be able to resume some activities with careful planning. We do however continue to see some people we support develop Covid symptoms. We are testing those individuals as required.
Unfortunately, we have now declared an outbreak on Adult Health Services East. We will continue to monitor this situation regularly and will be sure to let you know as soon as this is resolved.
At this time we continue to support virtual visits as needed. If you would like to schedule a virtual visit with your loved one, please connect with service area staff or the manager to assist in coordinating.
We welcome the day when families can freely visit again; when this Covid wave calms down and warm weather comes our way.
In the meantime, we want to extend our best wishes of peace and happiness to all of you for this coming Easter Weekend.
Thank you and please reach out any time if you have any questions or concerns.
Senior Manager, Health & Transition Services