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Feds sending Purple Cross nurses to bolster Manitoba’s crucial care system

Feds sending Purple Cross nurses to bolster Manitoba’s crucial care system

The federal authorities has answered Manitoba’s name for extra nurses to assist the beleaguered crucial care system.

Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Minister, Invoice Blair, mentioned on Twitter Saturday afternoon that nurses from the Canadian Purple Cross might be deployed to Manitoba till Jan. 17.

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A spokeswoman for Blair tells International Information the deployment of as much as eight nurses “for ICU, ER, acute care and common nursing” will start Monday, Dec. 20.

Annie Cullinan provides there’s a chance for an extension, relying on the circumstances when the deployment ends in mid-January.

In the meantime, the Canadian Purple Cross says it’s within the strategy of figuring out nurses to “increase or relieve present hospital employees in Manitoba.”

“The main points of this assist are nonetheless pending and the Purple Cross will share info because it turns into out there,” an announcement reads.

On Monday the province introduced it had requested the federal authorities to offer 15 to 30 ICU nurses for roughly six weeks.

That request got here not lengthy after a bunch of medical doctors launched an open letter calling for assist from the Canadian army for Manitoba’s hospitals.

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