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Outbreak at Pinecrest declared officially over by health unit

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Outbreak at Pinecrest officially over

The outbreak at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon has been declared officially over by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Mary Carr, the administrator of Pinecrest, announced the good news in a press release today.

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Three more deaths at Pinecrest; total stands at 26

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Three residents at Pinecrest Nursing Home passed away yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Bobcaygeon long-term care home now stands at 26.

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Total number of residents dead at Pinecrest now 23

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One resident at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon passed away yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the home now stands at 23.

At least 24 staff members at the facility have also tested positive for COVID-19, The Canadian Press reports.

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PSW stories from the heart

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After being notified that the last article about Personal Support Workers had over 190,000 views, I realize that writing from the heart must be something the public likes.

Feedback about being a PSW — one of the toughest jobs in health care — was agreed upon by most comments left by engaged readers. And some said that PSWs should never be working short, but that’s a question not for management, but for our new premier of Ontario.

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Being a PSW is one of the toughest jobs in the caring professions

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Being a PSW is one of the toughest jobs in the caring professions

I can still remember it like it was yesterday, I was 17 years old and knew that I wanted to help others as a vocation. I took the nursing program in Barrie and completed my first two semesters before realizing that in order to complete the program I would have to raise more funds. So I moved home to Lindsay to save up. Funny thing about being an 18 year old in college for many of us is that life skills — like budgeting — was not a strong point.

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Families jump to defence of Victoria Manor

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Families jump to defence of Victoria Manor

In the wake of a CBC Marketplace report that named Victoria Manor as sixth worst in Ontario for abuse between residents, families are jumping to the defense of the municipally-run long term care home.

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