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'It's very serious': Nurses union blasts response to COVID-19 case in Regina

'It's very serious': Nurses union blasts response to COVID-19 case in Regina

The president of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) is demanding to know why  a case of COVID-19 at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital appears to be drawing a much different response than a similar situation that occurred in Prince Albert. SUN President Tracy Zambory said Thursday that the union had heard from three different nurses working at the facility. “What we’re…

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Sask. nurses’ union worried over handling of COVID-19 case in Regina’s Pasqua Hospital

Sask. nurses’ union worried over handling of COVID-19 case in Regina’s Pasqua Hospital

An in-patient at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital was “mobile enough to be out and about on the ward” in the days prior to receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis, says the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. “The potential for a very big problem here is great,” said union president Tracy Zambory. She noted two emergency room nurses and one nurse working in a different…

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COVID-19 in Sask.: Nurses' union calls on province to declare outbreak at Regina hospital

COVID-19 in Sask.: Nurses' union calls on province to declare outbreak at Regina hospital

The Saskatchewan government announced five new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including a patient at Regina's Pasqua Hospital — and the nurses' union wants an outbreak declared. The province said the case is under investigation, including contact tracing. Dr. Saqib Shahab, chief medical health officer, said there is no evidence of transmission so far. "A…

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SUN Receives Clarification on Self-Isolation Orders

SUN Receives Clarification on Self-Isolation Orders

Over the past number of weeks, SUN members have responded in overwhelming numbers to a call to fill shifts in Lloydminster and La Loche while those facilities were in COVID-19 outbreak (“outbreak facility”). It became apparent that SUN members were receiving mixed messages on the requirement to self-isolate or not work in another health facility if they did fill a need in an…

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Band councillor on Sask. First Nation says suicide crisis is emerging amidst pandemic

Band councillor on Sask. First Nation says suicide crisis is emerging amidst pandemic

A band councillor for a Saskatchewan First Nation is speaking out after a rash of suicide attempts in the past few weeks on his reserve.  Dustin Ross Fiddler of Waterhen Lake First Nation said a 14-year-old girl recently died by suicide and that he is aware of 10 other recent attempts. "There's always the cases that we don't know about or they haven't brought to…

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