IERHA Restricts all Family Members from Entering Sunnywood PCH

By Don Norman

In response to concerns raised by residents, The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority has announced that family members will no longer be able to enter the facility.

“On April 17, we moved to restrict all family members from entering Sunnywood Manor,” said IERHA CEO, Ron Van Denakker. “We have put in place measures to provide temporary alternative staff care for individuals who were receiving family care.”

Van Denakker also said that management staff on site can exercise their professional judgement in granting exceptions to restrictions for compassionate reasons. “These criteria include recognition of the role of some residents’ family members in helping us ensure their loved one’s health and safety as well as that of other residents,” he said. “We will continue to grant these exceptions as we deem necessary given our responsibility to ensure residents’ care needs in a safe environment.”

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