Meeting with Minister Friesen to discuss long-term care needs and our concerns about the outsourcing of COVID-19 contact tracing
The Association, along with the Manitoba Gerontological Nursing Association
and the Community Health Nurses of Manitoba
met with Minister Friesen and staff from Health, Seniors and Active Living to discuss long-term care needs and our concerns about the outsourcing of COVID-19 contact tracing.
The meeting gave us the opportunity to not only share our recommendations but identify areas where we feel we can contribute further and share nurses’ holistic healthcare expertise.
Evaluation of the standards to align with current needs
Support for Bill 212 to be passed, which will create change governed by evidence
Designated long-term care expertise as part of the pandemic response
COVID-19 contact tracing
Set aside the RFP for COVID-19 contact tracing call centre support
Provide additional supports to the existing public health system
Continue to support an expanded public health system
We will be connecting with Assistant Deputy Minister Avis Gray and Lynda Tjaden, executive director and senior health nursing practice advisor and provincial practice leader to continue this work.