Nova Scotia launches reviews of Northwood COVID-19 outbreak, long-term care system

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5577278.1589999203!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/northwood-halifax-campus.jpg The Nova Scotia government has announced the details of a review that will look into how and why COVID-19 was able to sweep through the Northwood facility in Halifax, as well as a separate review of infection prevention and control Read more …

Lynn Valley care-home nurse loses job after allegedly failing to wear PPE properly around COVID-19 patients

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5632730.1593529946!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-19-paramedics-lynn-valley.jpg A former nurse who worked at the Lynn Valley Care Centre at the peak of its devastating coronavirus outbreak has lost his job over allegations he didn’t wear his personal protective equipment (PPE) properly around residents with COVID-19. Kenneth Chan was accused Read more …

AHS apologizes after false-positive COVID-19 test at Edmonton hospital

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5492764.1586704776!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/medical-swab.jpg Alberta Health Services is lifting outbreak protocols put in place Saturday at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital after a false-positive COVID-19 test led to the cancellation of some surgeries and placed the facility on alert. In a statement to CBC News, Read more …

B.C. paramedics responded to 131 overdoses Friday, ‘the most recorded in a single day’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5025439.1550615969!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/generic-bc-ambulance-on-side-of-street-in-vancouver.jpg Paramedics in B.C. responded to 131 overdose calls Friday, “the most recorded in a single day.” B.C. Emergency Health Services tweeted the alarming number Monday afternoon. “Overdoses were across B.C., from Chilliwack to Cowichan,” the agency said in its tweet. Read more …

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she’s concerned about COVID-19 exposure at Vancouver strip club

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5625813.1593038917!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/bonnie-henry.jpg Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said news of COVID-19 exposure at Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge should serve as a reminder that British Columbians need to stay vigilant about preventing spread of the disease. “It is a team effort that Read more …

Coroner’s report says communication problems, disorganization contributed to death of Montreal marathon runner

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5295394.1593464250!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/patrick-neely.jpg A Quebec coroner’s report released Monday says communication problems, poor organization and a lack of training likely contributed to the death of a 24-year-old runner at last year’s Montreal marathon. Patrick Neely died Sept. 22 after he went into Read more …