Families with loved ones inside Parkview Place and Maples long-term care homes, the site of Manitoba’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks, say plans to send in the Canadian Red Cross to assist in the homes is too little too late.
“They should have done something like this a while ago,” said Bonnie Ross, who’s 76-year-old mother-in-law lives at Parkview Place, which has been battling the province’s deadliest outbreak since mid-September.
Ross, whose mother was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, says she is isolating in a room on the fourth floor and continues to voice concerns about staff shortages and inadequate care.
Larry Baillie, whose 88-year-old father contracted the virus at Maples personal care home last week, says he welcomes the additional support but says it’s not enough.
“I would like to see professionally trained nurses,” Baillie said. “I would like to see military.”
Baillie says when the military were sent into long-term