March 24, 2020 - Premier King speaks with P.E.I. Nurses’ Union.

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Premier King spoke with Mona O’Shea, President of the P.E.I. Nurses’ Union, to better understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Island Nurses.

Premier King thanked Island nurses, recognizing the personal sacrifices they are making to help keep Islanders safe and healthy. Frontline and essential workers are the unsung heroes during these difficult times and it is important that they know how appreciated they are by Islanders. 

Both spoke to the importance of keeping open lines of communication and to working together to ensure Island nurses are best supported during these challenging times. Premier King committed to ensuring government does everything it can to make sure Island nurses are protected and have the necessity supports, including personal protection supplies. 

Both spoke to the professionalism, expertise and flexibility nurses have shown and continue to demonstrate. It is important to continue to recognize the experience and expertise of these essential frontline health care workers. 

Ms. O’Shea spoke to the efforts of all nurses, including nursing students and retirees, looking to help provide relief in different areas of the health care system. 

The health and safety of Islanders is the greatest priority. The Province of Prince Edward Island is working closely with local, provincial, territorial and federal partners to minimize its health, economic and social impacts in Prince Edward Island and across the country.  

Islanders with questions about COVID-19 should call PEI’s toll-free information line at 1-800-958-6400. The information line is taking messages 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours from the Chief Public Health Office.

Islanders returning from domestic or international travel should immediately self-isolate for 14 days. Individuals experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14 days of travel should call 8-1-1 to be screened and, if necessary, directed for testing.

Those requiring immediate medical attention should call 9-1-1. 

For more information about COVID-19, including resources, visit: www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19.

 
 

Date de publication : 
le 24 Mars 2020
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