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January 14, 2022 Health

Memorandum

January 13, 2022
Kendra Filteau, Director of Acute & Clinical Services

 

Temporary Service Reduction

Please be advised that All Nations’ Healing Hospital (ANHH) will have temporary reduction to acute in- patient services. Effective immediately there will be temporary closure of two in-patient beds to a total capacity of twelve beds as a result of staffing challenges and to ensure ability to provide safe patient care.

Emergency services remain open 24/7

The services will be reassessed on a continual basis, to resume full in-patient services as soon as able.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Your patience and cooperation during this time is greatly appreciated.


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December 16, 2021 Health

Memorandum

                        Date:                           December 10, 2021

                        To:                               our internal and external partners

From:                          Sonya Mayo, Lab & Diagnostics Supervisor

                        Re:                               Resumption of Lab & X-ray Services

 

Effective Monday, December 13th, 2021 Lab and X-ray services at the All Nations’ Healing Hospital will resume regular outpatient hours as follows;

 

Hours of Operation for outpatient blood collections, x-ray’s, and ECG’s will be

 

Monday through Friday                     8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Thank you for the cooperation during the temporary reduction in hours. Please contact the Lab department for any questions at 306-332-3627.

 

Sincerely,

Sonya Mayo

Lab & Diagnostics Supervisor


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November 26, 2021 HealthJordan's Principle

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) has been instrumental in holding the Government of Canada accountable in their implementation of Jordan’s Principle through legal cases held by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

In the video below, “Wanted: Moral Courage in Social Work with Dr. Cindy Blackstock”, Dr. Blackstock, executive director of FNCFCS, discusses the ongoing complexities and challenges that surround the implementation of Jordan’s Principle, and according to her, “Reconciliation means not saying sorry twice” (Blackstock, 2008).

For more information, please contact our Jordan’s Principle Health Navigators:

Deanna Hoffort (306-332-3658) and Kelsey Moore (306-332-8247)

Visit the Department Page

Resources:

 

 

“Wanted: Moral Courage in Social Work with Dr. Cindy Blackstock”

 

 


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October 15, 2021 Health

Notice of Temporary Lab Service Disruption

Date:      October 15, 2021

To:         Our clients, community members, and partners

From:     Sonya Mayo, Lab & Diagnostics Supervisor

Re:         Temporary Disruption to Outpatient Lab & X-Ray Hours

 

Effective Monday October 18th, 2021, the Lab & Diagnostics department at the All Nations’ Healing Hospital will have temporary reduction in outpatient hours.

Hours of Operation for outpatient blood collections, x-rays and ECG’s will be as follows:

Monday through Friday          8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will return to regular hours of operation as soon as feasible. Please contact the Lab department for any questions at 306-332-3627.

 

Thank you for your understanding,

Sonya Mayo

Lab & Diagnostics Supervisor

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October 8, 2021 Covid-19

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October 7, 2021

ATTN: First Nation community members across Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is in the midst of a fourth wave of COVID-19 that is more dangerous than previous waves. Our province is seeing record high rates of daily new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions. The Delta variant and low rates of vaccination are the two main factors driving the growth of these new cases.

The Delta variant is the dominant variant of concern circulating in Saskatchewan. This variant is transmitting more quickly and to more people within communities than previous variants. It often results in more severe outcomes, particularly in those individuals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Vaccination levels in many communities have not yet reached the targeted levels needed to keep the virus from circulating. This is what is making this wave so threatening.

There is an increased risk of the Delta variant with children under 12 years of age. They remain our largest unvaccinated cohort as they are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. All eligible youth and adults should get fully vaccinated to provide the best circle of protection around them.

Household gatherings remain the biggest source of transmission of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Close quarters and sharing food are high risk activities for transmitting the virus. As Medical Health Officers, we urge you to take precautions this long weekend to stop the transmission of the virus and prevent further pressures on our health care system. We strongly recommend the following:

  • If you are unvaccinated, you should not gather with family and friends this long weekend, as you are putting them at risk. Meet and greet others outdoors as much as possible as the risk of transmission is lower.
  • If gathering indoors, be aware of the vaccination status of all your guests. Children under 12 are at elevated risk of transmission as they cannot be vaccinated at this time.
  • If gathering in a public place or enjoying long weekend activities, follow the masking and/or proof of vaccination or test requirements of that location. These requirements are in place for everyone’s safety.

We cannot let our guards down this long weekend. The virus is very smart and will spread at any chance it gets. We all have a role to play to curb this fourth wave and these short-term measures can help stop further transmission of COVID-19 to protect children, families and communities.

Respectfully,

Dr. Ibrahim Khan, Medical Health Officer, Indigenous Services Canada, SK Region

Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, Medical Health Officer, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Inc.


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July 2, 2021 Health

Extreme Heat Waring for all of Saskatchewan all areas

Extreme heat warning for all of Saskatchewan, temperatures are expected to bring daytime highs in the
low to mid 30’s for the next five days. Heat related illnesses occur when we can’t transfer enough heat
away from our bodies through sweating and blood flow to the skin. Babies, elderly, obese persons and
people with chronic conditions are at greater risk, because their bodies don’t transfer heat as effectively.
However, anyone is at risk for possible heat-related illness and should take precautions.

General tips

  • Stay hydrated…Drink plenty of water.
    • Remember caffeinated or alcoholic drinks can lead to dehydration.
  • Exercise when it is cooler and try to stay out of the sun.
  • When outside wear loose fitting, light-coloured clothing—don’t forget sunblock and a wide-brimmed hat and mosquito repellant.
  • NEVER leave children and/or pets unattended in vehicles.
  • Check on children often to see if they are staying cool.
  • If you take medications, check with your doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects during extreme heat.
  • Babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly are more vulnerable to extreme heat. Ensure they
    are adequately protected and kept cool.

Cooling down

  • Go to a public place that is cool (shopping mall, public library, church, pool).
    • Even an hour or two in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
  • Cool yourself off by taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath.
  • Cool damp cloths on the back of the neck can also help cool your body down.
  • Point a fan at a bucket filled with four cups of ice water. This will produce cool air that will help cool you down.
    • Electric fans may provide comfort but when the temperature is in the high 30s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness.

Keeping your house cool

  • Cool your house down at night: open windows to let hot air out if the evening air is cool.
  • Avoid the use of ovens, washing machines, and dishwashers that heat up your house during the day.
  • Keep your curtains or blinds closed during the day, especially on windows that face south or west.
  • Close windows when the outside is hotter than inside your house.

Remember your neighbours, family and friends that might be on their own: check on them, bring water, and ensure they are keeping cool and call 911 if someone is suffering from heat related danger.

For more information, call your community health clinic or visit https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
Environment Canada’s weather report
Sent on Behalf of Dr. Ibrahim Khan, ISC-FNIHB NHO

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April 15, 2021 Covid-19

via Indigenous Services Canada

Dr. Ibrahim Khan
Medical Health Officer
Indigenous Services Canada
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Saskatchewan Region

Alvin Hamilton Building 1783 Hamilton Street Regina, SK S4P 2B6 Office: (306) 564-9175

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April 15, 2021

A change to the Public Health Order is effective immediately because COVID-19 variants are posing a risk to public health.

Everyone in Saskatchewan must stay in their “household bubbles”. Visits and indoor social gatherings are not allowed until at least April 26, 2021.

Travel should be limited to essential reasons only. Essential reasons include employment, medical care, compassionate reasons and obtaining groceries/household supplies. If you must visit another community, do not make extra stops or visits along the way.

Variants do not respect man-made borders. Travel to other provinces and countries is very high risk. Now is NOT the time to take a vacation or a trip to visit family.

If you absolutely must travel to another province, follow the local public health rules of that province. When you return, the Government of Saskatchewan strongly recommends you:

  1. Get tested the day you return to Saskatchewan (Day 0)
  2. Get tested seven days later (Day 7)
  3. Watch for symptoms very closely and stay home as much as possible between tests.
  4. If you develop symptoms (even mild cold or flu-like symptoms) self-isolate and seek a test immediately.

International travel is strongly discouraged. International restrictions may change quickly and without notice. If you do travel, you may be stranded at your own expense. Health services may be limited.

To return to Canada from another country, you must follow federal quarantine laws and isolate for 14 days on return. You will need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test before AND after returning, as well as complete isolation. Air travellers have even more stringent requirements.

For more information: saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus or https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid .

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April 13, 2021 Covid-19
via Indigenous Services Canada

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

April 12, 2021

Outbreak of COVID-19 in All Nations Healing Hospital Declared Over

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) public health officials are notifying the public that the outbreak of COVID-19 declared on March 16, 2021 for All Nations Healing Hospital has been declared over today, April 12, 2021.

All Nations Healing Hospital remains open for emergency services, other clinical services and visiting specialists. COVID-19 precautions remain in effect. We thank the staff and leadership at All Nations Healing Hospital for their prompt and thorough response to the situation to protect the health of staff, patients and visitors to All Nations Healing Hospital.

We are reminding everyone of important and simple measures all can take to minimize the risk of transmission in all settings:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet or two meters.
  • Always wear a mask indoors in all public places or shared areas at work.
  • Do not gather or share food at work, including breakrooms, at check-stops, warm-up areas, smoking areas, etc.
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or feel unwell, stay at home.
  • Seek medical care if you need it. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, reschedule your appointments to a later time,when possible. If the appointment is of an urgent nature, call ahead of your appointment time, noting you have COVID- 19 symptoms. If you test positive, a public health worker will contact you privately for next steps. If you are having medical emergency, call 911.

The Health Canada COVID Alert app is available to all Saskatchewan residents at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app store. This is another tool available to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by letting people know of possible exposures without sharing any personal information. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Apps webpage.

Your informed choices and actions will make a difference to protect yourself and others.

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All Nations' Healing Hospital is owned and operated by File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) and Touchwood Agency Tribal Council (TATC) and is funded through a transfer agreement from Health Canada and an operating agreement with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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