COVID-19: Quebec tightens mask mandate in some private seniors’ residences

Quebec is tightening measures in private seniors’ residences (RPAs) in regions where community transmission of COVID-19 is high, including Montreal. Masks will be mandatory for residents when they are on … Read More

Officials too quick to blame COVID-19 for deaths at Residence Herron: witness

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 14, 2021 2:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An auxiliary nurse told a … Read More

Coroner probing COVID-19 deaths in Quebec long-term care homes says workers deserve respect

The Quebec coroner investigating the deaths at elder care homes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic assured health workers they were not at fault and deserve respect for … Read More

COVID-19 deaths: Quebec coroner outraged by delay in getting nurses to Residence Herron

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 10, 2021 3:29 pm     Updated September 10, 2021 3:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19: Retired health manager unprepared for what she saw at Residence Herron, coroner hears

A coroner’s inquest into deaths at a suburban Montreal long-term care home is hearing from a former manager who acted as an intermediary between the local health authority and the … Read More

COVID-19: Nurse, retired manager unprepared for what she saw at Residence Herron, coroner hears

A nurse sent to evaluate the quality of care at a suburban Montreal long-term care home where 47 people died during the first wave of COVID-19 found numerous failings, a … Read More

Disorganized elder care in Quebec contributed to COVID-19 death toll: report

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 2, 2021 1:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec’s health and welfare commissioner … Read More

COVID-19 ward in Quebec long-term care home lacked equipment, water: nurse

A makeshift quarantine zone set up at a Quebec long-term care home where more than 100 residents died was not sufficiently equipped to care for patients, the assistant head nurse … 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

COVID-19: New cases in Quebec drop below 700, six new deaths

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

What you need to know as COVID-19 vaccination registration now available to Quebecers aged 70 and up

Quebec is expanding its mass COVID-19 inoculation campaign to any person aged 70 and older in all areas across the province. Lowering the minimum age for registration, which came into … Read More

Quebec’s registration for COVID-19 vaccines is now underway. Here’s what you need to know

Quebecers who are born in 1936 or earlier can start booking their appointments for their first dose of the novel coronavirus vaccine starting Thursday. The province is expanding its inoculation … Read More

Coronavirus cases drop in Quebec nursing homes, experts credit vaccine, other factors

A Montreal gerontologist says the decline of new COVID-19 infections in the province’s long-term care homes may be an early sign Quebec’s vaccination strategy is working. But Dr. Sophie Zhang, … Read More

Coronavirus crisis an opportunity to overhaul Quebec’s devastated long-term care homes

The COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec was marked by images from long-term care homes: isolated seniors peering out from windows, bodies in zippered bags on stretchers exiting imposing brick buildings. The … 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

Quebec man files suit after 69 residents die of COVID-19 at care home

The son of a 94-year-old Quebec woman who died of COVID-19 at one of the province’s hardest-hit long-term care homes has filed a class-action lawsuit application against the government-run residence, … Read More

Coronavirus: Pre-existing staff shortages exacerbating situation in Quebec long-term care homes

Quebec Premier François Legault provided an update on the province’s novel coronavirus response Monday afternoon after taking a day off on Easter. The number of COVID-19-related deaths has climbed to … Read More

Mayor of Quebec town that has seen all of province’s COVID-19 deaths feels left in dark

The mayor of a Quebec town that has seen all four of the province’s COVID-19 deaths to date says he is having trouble getting information from local health officials. Christian … Read More

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