MAHCP statement on health care worker death related to Victoria General Hospital outbreak:
Today, we learned the devastating news that a fellow health care worker, a member of CUPE, has died related to the COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria General Hospital.
First and foremost, I’d like to convey our deepest condolences on behalf of MAHCP to the family and friends of this Manitoban, as well as to the entire CUPE family in our province and across Canada.
While we may work in different parts of the health care system, we are all health care and we all care about each other, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic that has become so deadly in our province.
We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our CUPE colleagues and all health care unions in our call for the immediate implementation of increased health and safety measures that will keep all health care workers safe across the entire system.
Not one more death will we accept. Not one more death.