With 30 health-care workers in isolation in central Labrador, Sheshatshiu goes into lockdown – CBC

Jan 04, 2022

‘People are scared,’ says Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation Chief Eugene Hart

With cases spiking in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region — including, for the first time, on Labrador’s north coast — the CEO of the regional health authority says 30 employees are unable to work due to COVID-19 isolation and exposure protocols.

Heather Brown told CBC’s Labrador Morning on Monday that while the authority has enough staff to provide care for emergency services as well as its pandemic response, staffing is an issue,

“We absolutely need to acknowledge that if I were a staff member [and] my colleague is out, that means more work for somebody else,” Brown said. “We’re also partnering with other agencies and looking at how we can continue to assess the situation.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/healthcare-workers-update-covid-labrador-1.6302666

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