To all our Home Health and Specialized Community Services teams:
These past few weeks have been difficult, but they have also been a time of amazing strength. Thank you for going out each day to care for the people that are counting on you. Thank you for keeping yourself safe. Thank you for making your clients feel confident and comfortable with their care. The work you are doing is important not just for CBI Health, not just for your clients, but for the community where you live. In the face of fear and uncertainty, you are heroes. Thank you for the incredible work you are doing. Please know that we are here to support you, and please keep yourself safe.
A note about PPE:
During the pandemic, your safety is our top priority. We know there are concerns about the worldwide shortage of PPE, but know that we are fighting for you. CBI Health is lobbying hard with our provincial and federal healthcare partners to make sure our essential frontline teams are treated as essential, which means you are at the front of the line for support and supplies. While it is important that we continue to responsibly follow directions for PPE use so that there is enough to go around, we are also fighting hard to ensure your safety and well-being. We are always looking for new sources of PPE and keeping up to date on ways to keep you safe. Every single day, we are talking to our government and healthcare partners across the country, fighting for you. We will continue to do so to make you get the protection and support you deserve.
If you have questions or concerns about PPE, please contact your supervisor. Training and guides are available.
Skip the Line at Loblaws
We also have some great news to share: Loblaws is giving front-of-the-line access for healthcare workers at all their grocery stores and pharmacies across Canada. You can just show your CBI Health ID Badge at the front door to skip the line and go directly into the store. You can do this at all Loblaws-owned stores: Loblaws, Zehrs, Your Independent Grocer, Provigo, Atlantic Superstore, Fortinos, Dominion, Independent City Market, Valu-mart, ARZ Bakery, Wholesale Club, T&T Supermarket, Real Canadian Liquorstore, Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Maxi, Extra Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart