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MAHCP President Bob Moroz was interviewed by CBC Manitoba about the concerns around how the situation at Fairview personal care home is being handled. Here's an excerpt:
A paramedic rapid response team was sent to the home to help out staff last Friday. Bob Moroz, president of the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals, said medics were sent into the facility without any planning around their duties.
"Our paramedics want to help," he said. "But they want to make sure it's done safely, both for them and the residents and the other staff."
He said he has heard paramedics are doing tasks such as feeding and toileting residents, on top of assessing them medically.
"They're really just being told to help out however they can, because there's an outbreak and not nearly enough staff to handle it," Moroz said.
Two unions that represent health-care workers at a Brandon, Man., personal care home say their members are not happy with how an outbreak there is being handled — concerns echoed by a family member ...