Coronavirus Update – January 31, 2020


According to the Public Health Agency of Canada the risk to Canadians and travelers presented by coronavirus remains low at this time.

As part of an ongoing response to coronavirus and to ensure provincial coordination of response, effective Monday, February 3, 2020, Manitoba will activate a joint Incident Management & Communicable Disease Response to Coronavirus.

This response will be jointly led by Manitoba Health, Seniors & Active Living and Shared Health with the participation of Service Delivery Organizations including Interlake-Eastern RHA. Our regional representatives participating in daily operations calls will be Marion Ellis, vice president of acute care and chief nursing officer as deputy lead and Shannon Montgomery, regional director of public health, as operational lead.

The Province has established a publicly accessible coronavirus website that is updated regularly. Starting next week, every Thursday a bulletin on coronavirus status will be distributed publicly. Read the update distributed this week.

Please click on the links below for more information;

·     Poster that is being placed in all areas of IERHA where staff interact with members of the public seeking care. This signage is in addition to the “Stop” sign that is posted in IERHA facilities for the public.

Poster – English Version

Poster – Bilingual Version

Emergency Department nCoV Quick Reference – provincial (Please note an IERHA relevant quick reference guide is available in all IERHA emergency departments)

More information in regards to regional and provincial coronavirus response will be provided to you as it becomes available. If you have questions or concerns about Infection Prevention and Control processes and procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact your site coordinator:

Amanda Preachuk, IP&C Coordinator
Phone (204) 785-4034 / Fax: (204) 785-4874

Sites of responsibility:
Ashern – Lakeshore Hospital & PCH
Eriksdale – E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital & PCH
Selkirk Regional Health Centre

Kristin Stewart, IP&C Coordinator
Phone: (204) 485-1455 / Fax: (204) 785-4874

Sites of responsibility:
Gimli Hospital
Lac Du Bonnet PCH
Lundar PCH
Pine Falls Health Complex & Sunnywood PCH
Pinawa Hospital
Stonewall Regional Health Centre & Rosewood PCH
Teulon – Hunter Memorial Hospital & Goodwin Lodge PCH

Shawna Ferenc, IP&C Coordinator
Phone: (204) 785-0700 / Fax: (204) 785-4874

Sites of responsibility:
Arborg – Arborg and Districts Health Centre and PCH
Beausejour – East Gate Lodge PCH and Beausejour Health Centre
Fisher Branch PCH
Hodgson/Berens  – Dialysis
Oakbank – Kin Place PCH
Red River, Tudor House & Betel PCH Resource
Whitemouth PCH

Patrice Lee
Clinical Team Manager and Infection, Prevention and Control
Stonewall Hospital
P: (204) 467-3386 / C: (204) 461-0421


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