B. C. healthcare workers, finally, limited to one site months after ordering

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Months after BC provincial health worker Bonnie Henry ordered all home care workers and other health care work sites to only one location, the order was finally fully respected, according to the Minister of Health Adrian Dix. The cost? About $ 10 million a month.

“All 501 sites, or 100% of sites across all health authorities have now implemented on one staffing site,” Dix said on June 18. “All 8,878 employees who have worked at multiple sites are now assigned to one site. ”

Having a nursing home for employees to work exclusively on one site is important because, as Henry said on June 15, “most long-term care homes were health workers to bring him into the ease. ”

Several dozen of these homes have so far soared.

The six long-term care facilities with active homes are:
• Thabor Abbotsford long-term care;
• Langley Maple Hill long-term care;
• Vancouver Holy Family at the Hospital;
• Port Coquitlam Nicola Lodge;
• Langley from Langley Lodge; and
• Abbotsford is Valhaven the House.

There is also a case at the Memorial Hospital Mission, which gave rise to the outbreaks at Thabor and Maple Hill.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 588 cases in B.C. which are linked to institutions for the elderly: 365 inhabitants, and 223 staff.

Henry repeatedly explained that the execution of his order was a complex problem. On April 2, she called it a “monumental task.” Challenges, the Byzantines contractual nature. Some agreements have been unionized, while others have been with a variety of private employers.

Ten, said the Ministry of Health has collaborated with the Employers of the Health Association of BC, health authorities and other partners to develop what it calls a “guide leveling salary,” and a funding model. for facility operators.

“We have determined that the process of dispersing funding to health authorities from employers – a method by which we will track commitments and expenses,” he said.

“The facilities are currently in the process of completing their data to be submitted to the health authorities, funding may begin to circulate. Individual salary increases will be retroactive to the date the site was placed under a single staffing site. ”

Dix made the announcement after him and Henry provided the most recent data on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province.

The best news of the day is that B.C. continues to have a few cases of death from the new coronavirus. There have been no new deaths from this virus identified in the past 24 hours, leaving the death toll at 168. B.C. has had only one COVID-19 death-related in the past 12 days.

Eight people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,783 people infected since the end of January when the virus first appeared in the province.

The breakdown of all COVID-19 infections by health region is:
• 950 at Vancouver Coastal Health;
• 1,441 Fraser sanitary facilities;
• 130 in the Island of Health;
• 197 in the Interior of Health; and
• 65 in the North of Health.

Of the 190 people actively fighting the disease, only 10 are in the hospital, with five of those in intensive care units.

That leaves more than 87%, or 2,425 people who have recovered.

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