Over the past year, we have heard many stories on the nightly news about the tragic COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes. Throughout the first wave of the global pandemic our elders, specifically those living in care facilities, were the most threatened by the virus.
As a result of changes to staffing protocols, limited access and a targeted vaccination program to those most vulnerable British Columbians, far fewer lives were lost in the second and third waves of the pandemic.
This episode of The Public Circle Podcast is a re-broadcast of a Town Hall on April 6, 2021, co-hosted by the Saanich North and the Islands and Cowichan Valley Constituency Offices. My colleague Sonia Furstenau and I moderated the conversation with BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.
In her presentation and responses to questions, Mackenzie outlines the impact of COVID-19 on the long-term care sector and highlights what we have learned so far.
For more information about the Office of the Seniors Advocate contact them online.
To contact the Saanich North and the Islands Constituency Office email Adam.Olsen.MLA@leg.bc.ca or call 250-655-5600.
To contact the Cowichan Valley Constituency Office email Sonia.Furstenau.MLA@leg.bc.ca or call 250-715-2792.