A massive undertaking with complicated logistics, #TeamVaccine came together to share best practices and mobilized to deliver vaccines in two or three long-term care homes per day. As of January 15, first dose vaccination clinics have been held in all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto.
After four years in retirement, Marcia Carr returned to nursing during the first wave of the pandemic. She is among the retired and current healthcare professionals waiting to be deployed wherever they are needed to help immunize Canadians.
Proven benefits of time in nature include: improved mood and reduced stress; reduced risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes; increased memory, creativity, and work satisfaction.
The province recently announced a $35-million caregiver wage support program. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 frontline workers, including healthcare aides, housekeeping staff, and long term care workers, will benefit from the program.
Ilaria Rubino, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Alberta was recognized with a Mitacs innovation award for creating a reusable mask that could replace surgical masks worn by healthcare workers, and potentially be used for N-95 respirators.