Acute care facilities in Regina limited to compassionate care reasons starting Thursday: SHA

All Saskatchewan Health Authority acute care facilities in Regina are limiting family presence and visitation at these buildings to compassionate care reasons only.

The SHA said in a media release the decision is a result of “escalating COVID-19 activity in Regina”, which has prompted the organization to make a move in order to keep facilities safe. These new restrictions are in effect Thursday at 8:00 a.m. and will be reassessed in 14 days.

“The decision to restrict family presence is not taken lightly,” reads a statement from the SHA. “These measures are in place to keep you, your loved ones, and health care workers safe. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is asking the public for their support and cooperation in order to contain the spread of the virus.”

This is after all long-term care and personal care homes in Regina went to level two visitation, compassionate care reasons only, last month.

According to the SHA, compassionate care reasons may include, but are not limited to, family or support persons during end-of-life care, major surgery, intensive care and critical care, maternal and pediatrics, long-term care residents whose quality of life or care needs are unmet or those inpatients and outpatients with specific challenges.

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