Personal Care Home COVID Outbreak - We can do more!

As we enter into a second COVID19 wave, with outbreaks at our Personal Care Homes increasing daily we must take meaningful and decisive action today.

It is disturbing to continue to see inaction on the part of this government to address the long-standing systemic issues associated with PCH's in the province. The results of inadequate supports and resources are being laid bare for Manitobans to see in the troubling and shameful explosion of infections among residents and front line health care workers.

Older adults, families and front-line health care workers need our government to understand that working conditions in our PCH's are care conditions. We are not powerless in this situation, and decisive action needs to be taken to save lives and protect our residents and frontline health care workers.

I the undersigned demand the government take the following actions:

- Immediately increase staffing in PCH's including legislated increased staffing ratios to 4.1 hours of minimum direct hours of care.


- Increase operational funding for PCH's and ensure accountability of this funding through regular, unannounced inspections of sites to ensure compliance with protocols and quality care of residents.


- Immediately make all inspection reports public and conduct in person inspections of all private, for profit providers immediately.


- Regular open and honest communication with families, residents and the general public regarding actions being taken and status of inspections/compliance with public health protocols.


- Keep PCH's public. Manitoba needs to get private, for-profit providers out of care and we must put people before profits.

- Immediately create a Manitoba Seniors Advocate.

Who's signing

Cathy Coss
Phyllis Loewen
Lena Kikukawa
Angela Gadway
Sandra Blundell
Barbara Baxter
Kim Wasylyk
Laurie Kruizenga
Bojana Tomas
Cheryl McDougall
Natalie Cabral
Lisa Muswagon
Patti Brown
Margaret Feliksiak
Barbara Verschoore
Sheila Hawkes
Jocelyn Crow
Karen Bluschke
Dawn Gates
Sandra Weigelt
Taryn Claeys
Pat Grocholski
Adrian Carney
Jacqueline Meldrum
Armanda Abarientos
Kathleen jamieson
Lana McNally
Trish mcauliffe
Leesa Streifler
Laura Funk
GOAL: 85 signatures

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  • Cathy Coss
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  • Bojana Tomas
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    National LTC reform – create go-fund-me for www.jccf.ca to support the legislation needed
  • Jacqueline Meldrum
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    this is a national call for reform now!
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