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Community Advisory - Gainsborough Health Centre

Update Monday, Aug 18, 2014.

A meeting with Sun Country Health Region’s public health and regional maintenance departments determined that a thorough cleaning and further dehumidification of the Gainsborough Health Centre can proceed. About two weeks is needed to prepare the facility for residents to return.

Residents should be able to return on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3. Facility Manager Donna Davis will be in touch if these plans change.

The Region appreciates the patience and understanding of patients and their families during this time.

Flooding in the town of Gainsborough in Sun Country Health Region continues to keep long term care residents of Gainsborough Health Centre from returning to the centre. Thirteen long term care residents were moved in late June, when the town flooded, to long term care facilities in Weyburn, Carlyle, Oxbow and Carnduff. Two residents and two respite patients returned temporarily to their families.

Facility Manager Donna Davis says the town sewer system is still overwhelmed and water use is being rationed. Although pumping has improved at the health centre, the town’s situation makes it impossible to determine how long the health centre will remain closed.

Mrs. Davis says the health care and medical needs of the long term care residents are being met in their temporary new facilities. Family members should call the new facility to arrange for services like hair cuts. The facilities will be happy to accommodate them.

Residents are included in all activities at the new facilities and seem very contented, says Mrs. Davis, who has had the opportunity to visit with most of them in their temporary homes. Residents can stay in their new accommodations until Gainsborough reopens, she says.

“It is unfortunate that our residents had to be moved out of their familiar surroundings during this emergency but families can be assured they are receiving the best care in their temporary new location,” says Mrs. Davis. “Please contact me if you have any questions.” 

Contact information:

Donna Davis cell -                           306-339-7775
Weyburn Special Care Home –        306-842-4455
Moose Mountain Lodge, Carlyle –    306-453-2434
Sunset Haven, Carnduff  -               306-482-3424
Galloway Health Centre-                 306-483-2956  

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