The Wolseley Memorial Integrated Health Care Centre will be putting a temporary pause on admitting patients due to the need to reassign staff to support an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Golden Prairie Home in Indian Head. All Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients who were at the Wolseley facility were relocated to Broadview Union Hospital on November 8, 2020. The decision to reassign staff was made to ensure we have adequate staffing available to support our most vulnerable population living in long term care.
Patients can access acute care services in Kipling, Moosomin and Indian Head. If they are unable to drive to those communities, they should call 9-1-1. Non-urgent health-related questions can be directed to the provincial HealthLine by calling 8-1-1.
Karen Earnshaw, Vice-President of Integrated Rural Health says, “experience has shown how fast the pandemic situation can change in a single community or area and health care teams need to quickly respond. All decisions are made with a priority placed on the safety of our patients, vulnerable residents, staff and local community.”
The SHA will continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID in the community. Once deemed safe to do so, both patients and staff will be moved back to Wolseley Memorial Integrated Care Center and admissions for ALC patients will recommence as staff capacity allows.