Letter in response to Dr. Oglaza’s community update on respiratory illness in the region

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the Editor in response to a recently-published article entitled “No spike in respiratory-related illnesses in KFL&A emergency rooms over winter holiday.” (Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023). The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. I wish to provide some commentary

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5 steps for tackling Canada’s long-term care crisis: It starts with valuing the well-being of workers

Canada’s long-term care sector was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rapidly climbing patient deaths, a lack of safety provisions coupled with already-precarious employment and difficult working conditions took its toll on the mental health of health care workers. Yet, wellness in the long-term care sector is rarely discussed. Distress

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