Sask. Union of Nurses say a COVID-19 outbreak should’ve been declared at Pasqua Hospital

With a COVID-19 case announced at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital on Thursday, the President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses says it’s troubling that no outbreak situation was declared.

Tracy Zambory said the patient who tested positive was moved around the hospital numerous times, and could have come into contact with as many as 100 people while infected with the virus.

“There is now the potential for a large spread of COVID-19 at the Pasqua Hospital and beyond,” Zambory said.

Zambory said better communication is vital right now.

“For it to already get to public health, for it to already be at the contact tracing stage, somebody knew that something was going on but was not letting the staff know what happened,” Zambory said.

Perhaps the most trouble part for Zambory is the fact that when the same situation took place at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert an outbreak situation was quickly announced.

Zambory wants more transparency if protocols surrounding outbreaks are changing.

‘This is very troubling to us and we’re gong to try and get some answers, but so far when we’ve asked the important questions we haven’t been able to get an answer,” she said.



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