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Health-care experts speak out following claims from families of Maimonides residents

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Health-care experts and others are blaming the Quebec provincial government for the poor care at some seniors’ residences in the province, saying the province’s seniors residences have had staffing problems for years. “Every worker was actually working at the limit of the norms,” said François Béland, professor at the …

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COVID-19: Families of loved ones at Maimonides sound alarm over alleged neglect

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Those with loved ones at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc are outraged, alleging that neglect is putting some residents at serious risk. Brothers Marc and Patrick Azoulay believe the alleged neglect might even have cost them the life of one parent, Edmund Azoulay, and they fear they …

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Transit union calling for drivers to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

Transit union calling for drivers to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

With COVID-19 cases rising during the third wave, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in Canada is renewing its call to make transit works a priory for vaccines. On Thursday, the ATU held a news conference representing its members nationwide to bring awareness to safety issues transit workers are facing …

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COVID-19: Experts say Quebec plan to substitute vaccines for second dose makes sense 

COVID-19: Experts say Quebec plan to substitute vaccines for second dose makes sense 

Health experts say they agree with a Quebec government plan to substitute the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the Moderna vaccine in order to more quickly give booster shots to long-term care residents. On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé said the province is considering the substitution because shipment delays may …

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2 COVID-19 LTC deaths as province completes first round of care home vaccinations – Winnipeg

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Manitoba public health officials confirm two additional COVID-19-related deaths have been reported Saturday. The deaths include: A man in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Personal Care Home A man in his 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region …

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COMMENTARY: Is it time to end ‘for-profit’ long-term care in Ontario?

COMMENTARY: Is it time to end ‘for-profit’ long-term care in Ontario?

Frustrated yet undeterred by what they see as government inaction on the long-term care crisis in Ontario, a group of doctors with expertise in the field has formed “Doctors For Justice In Long-Term Care” to advocate as one voice for immediate action to deal with the life-and-death situation. I’ve …

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Coronavirus: LTC residents in London-Middlesex to be vaccinated by Jan. 23, Mackie says – London

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All long-term care home residents in the London and Middlesex region are expected to be vaccinated for the novel coronavirus by the end of Jan. 23, the region’s medical officer of health said Monday. The news comes a week after the Middlesex-London Health Unit announced it would shift the …

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Son of 98-year-old COVID-19 survivor urges public health compliance in Saskatchewan

Son of 98-year-old COVID-19 survivor urges public health compliance in Saskatchewan

After worrying about losing his 98-year-old mother in Saskatchewan’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak, a Regina man is tired of people not adhering to public health orders. Brian Albert told Global News that anti-maskers and COVID-19 deniers should try mopping the floors of Extendicare Parkside where his mother lives, and where …

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Coronavirus: New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough – Peterborough

Coronavirus: New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough - Peterborough

Another COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough, health officials announced Monday evening. The latest outbreak was Peterborough Public Health after its initial daily case update was announced at 4 p.m. citing three new COVID-19 cases and 11 resolved cases and only two active outbreaks. No …

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More than 40% of Saskatchewan COVID-19 deaths in care home settings

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Cathy Girard says living in a long-term care home where people have COVID-19 is terrifying. “It’s terrifying to everybody,” said the resident of Pioneer Village in Regina, who told Global News she had requested special permission to come outdoors to do a masked and distanced interview on Wednesday. Read …

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