Outbreak has all 46 residents of Regina long-term care home positive for COVID-19: nurse’s union – CBC

SUN president Tracy Zambory says staff at Extendicare Elmview ‘very distressed’

Sep 12, 2022

All 46 residents and more than 15 staff members at Extendicare Elmview, a long-term care facility in Regina, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN).

“When every single member is positive, it is deemed to be a massive outbreak,” SUN president Tracy Zambory said.

CBC News has asked the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) multiple times to confirm the numbers SUN has given, but SHA did not provide confirmation by publication time.

Administration at Elmview declined to comment.

SHA is slated to take over five special care homes operated by private company Extendicare on Oct. 9.

Zambory said the province must learn from what happened at Extendicare’s Parkside care facility in Regina, which was the site of a major COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-outbreak-at-extendicare-elmview-1.6580494

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