COVID-19 pandemic depleted staff at Laval long-term care home where 100 died, inquest hears

A Quebec long-term care home hard hit during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was plunged into a crisis as infections mounted among managers and staff, a coroner’s inquest … Read More

New COVID-19 cases in Quebec drop below 700 as vaccination expands

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last … Read More

Vaccines offer ‘glimmer of hope’ to Quebec care homes, but life slow to return to normal

Denise Laurin smiles and rocks her arms in a cradling motion as she describes becoming a great-grandmother for the first time in February. “I’d love to take the little one … Read More

‘Major shortcomings’ led to ‘uncontrollable repercussions’ amid COVID-19 outbreak at Herron: report

A joint investigation by three orders of Quebec health-care professionals into the dozens of deaths at the Residence Herron in Dorval, Que., during the first wave of the pandemic has … Read More

Quebec coroner delays inquiry into COVID-19 related deaths at Herron until September

Public hearings on what unfolded at the Residence Herron will be postponed until September as part of a wider coroner’s inquest into coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care homes in Quebec. … Read More

Quebec coroner postpones inquiry into COVID-19 related deaths at Herron residence until September

Public hearings on what unfolded at the Residence Herron will be postponed until September as part of a wider coroner’s inquest into coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care homes in Quebec. … Read More

Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences

Quebec is deploying what it is describing as “swat teams” to four long-term care homes in the province where there are significant COVID-19 outbreaks. The emergency field teams are being … Read More

Coronavirus: Red Cross to gradually take over from military in Quebec long-term care homes

The Red Cross will be sent to long-term care homes in Quebec as the Canadian Armed Forces wraps up its mission. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the situation has been … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says

After calls for help in long-term care homes amid the novel coronavirus crisis, Quebec’s premier says 55,000 people have signed up to study and become orderlies. François Legault made the … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with staffing, personal equipment challenges: military report

Quebec is asking for the military to stay in long-term care homes until September and will launch a large recruiting campaign to train and hire more orderlies on the heels … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges: military report

A 60-page report from the military on the condition of Quebec’s long-term care homes released by the government on Wednesday points to three major challenges in the facilities: staffing shortages, … Read More

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges, military report outlines

Quebec is asking for the military to stay in long-term care homes until September and will launch a large recruiting campaign to train and hire more orderlies on the heels … Read More

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps out Quebec long-term care facility amid coronavirus crisis

A Quebec-born Super Bowl champion is making the move from the offensive line to the medical front line. Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is working at a long-term care … Read More

After refusal, world leader Dr. Liu allowed to help in Quebec’s long-term care facilities

After being told that the health network did not need her, former president of Doctors Without Borders Dr. Joanne Liu, who is on the list of the 100 most influential … Read More

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