COVID-19 GGH Update May 15
How to give feedback
- Speak to your manager or director
- Ask your leader to bring forward an idea or concern to the COVID-19 Incident Management Team
- What’s on your mind? (only works if you’re within the hospital)
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What’s New? (1)
Resources and Supplies (1)
Staff Support (2)
Starting with the positive…
Yesterday in a local newspaper there was a supportive Letter to the Editor from a parent whose child required emergency, then inpatient, care here. In it she wrote, “Watching the news from around the world has given those of us on the outside a sense of the great risks and new challenges they face. Being in hospital during this frightening and unprecedented time provided an inside view. Seeing caregivers at their absolute best during what is most certainly among the worst of times fills me and my family with a new level of gratitude — one that is hard to express.” To read the complete letter, click here
Reporting on COVID-19 activity in staff and patients
|Total number of staff tested to date||275|
|Total number of staff with a negative test result to date||236|
|Current number of staff with a positive test||1|
|Number of staff results pending||10|
|Number of staff who tested positive and are now recovered||28|
|Total number of staff with a positive test result to date||29|
|Number of current in-patients who have tested positive||7|
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre on Victoria Road is changing its hours. Starting Saturday, its hours will be weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekend and holidays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Resources and Supplies
COVID-19: Mental Health Services for Health & Community Care Workers
From St. Joe’s Hamilton: Health and community care workers have made a selfless commitment to care for our community during COVID-19. At work and at home, you have shown incredible strength. But even the strongest among us need help sometimes. Anxiety, exhaustion and compassion fatigue are all normal responses in this pandemic. It’s ok to say it: this is really hard.
If you are a health or community care worker impacted by stress related to COVID-19, supports are available to help you cope. These supports include access to resources you can access on your own or with a group of peers. Five hospitals in Ontario, including St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, are partnering with Ontario Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence to provide assessment and referrals to health or community care workers from across the province.
As a reminder
Our EFAP Program provider Homewood Health also has a lot of tools and resources for you: Employee and Family Assistance Program.