The Canadian Red Cross is helping Quebec CHSLDs from Monday

The Red Cross provided assistance in CHSLDs during the first wave of the pandemic in 2020.

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The Canadian Red Cross will begin deploying members to some of Quebec’s long-term care centers as of next week.

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A team of eight workers is due to arrive at the CHSLD Cloutier-du-Rivage in Trois-Rivières on Monday to make up for the staff shortage.

A spokesperson for the organization said the team will help feed residents, rearrange premises and spend time with residents to avoid social isolation.

The aid comes as Quebec grapples with an unprecedented wave of COVID-19 cases and severe labor shortages in its health network. About 20,000 healthcare workers were absent due to COVID-19 as of Friday.

In an email response on Friday, the board of health overseeing the center, the CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Center-du-Québec, said the help is “much appreciated” given the shortages and will provide assistance. much needed support.

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