Healthcare Worker Appreciation
Our Team prides itself on the relationships we build with our Homeowners. We continue to check in and reach out long after they take possession. Usually it’s to celebrate a milestone, ask how their recent vacation was, or see photos of their cute new puppy! But now these check-ins have become much more serious. Especially with our homeowners who work in the healthcare field.
With their permission, we wanted to share with you some of their replies.
“My new reality is waking up to the latest email updates, you start to dread emails with the subject line: Covid-19. Almost all of my clients have switched from Hospital Birth to Home Birth. Fort Sask Hospital labor & delivery unit will close down April 8th to allow the staff to be used elsewhere. It is expected that one hospital in the city with become the Covid-19 hospital for obstetrics which means we have been given hospital privileges at every hospital in the city and St. Albert. A lot of our appointments are by Zoom now and appointments are much shorter and less frequent. If clients are symptomatic or someone in their household has cold/flu like symptoms, we must wear full PPE (personal protective equipment) when going to their houses for appointments or the birth. Clients that are symptomatic can no longer have a water birth. All our equipment and supplies is now in ziplock and washable containers, which is much more awkward. Lots of changes!!!” – Heidi C. (Midwife with HOPE MIDWIVES) and Jason C. (Doctor at Synergy Wellness Center)
“We are so appreciative of the public support we have been receiving lately. The kindness from our communities in the last few weeks has been so overwhelming and we are truly grateful. Most importantly we are so happy for everyone staying home and social distancing. It’s working!” – Nicole (Emergency RN)
“The support we have from everyone is phenomenal. It makes our job a little less frightening 🙂” – Kelly (Emergency RN)
We are so grateful for our nurses, social workers, lab techs, midwives, physiotherapists, doctors, paramedics, aides, x-ray technicians, and more. They continue to go to work in the midst of this pandemic. And risk their safety to take care of our community. From the entire Kimberley Homes team, thank you.