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New agree makes access to enhanced PPE easier for health-care workers

Specialized personal protective equipment (PPE) is becoming easier for health-care workers to access when delivering care in settings that pose an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 thanks to an agreement that allows staff to select the most appropriate protection they require, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

“Ensuring health-care workers have access to the supplies they need to keep themselves safe while providing care to COVID-positive or suspect Manitobans has been a priority throughout our pandemic response,” said Stefanson. “The skills and training of health-care workers and their experiences over the past nine months have equipped them with the ability to determine the appropriate type of PPE they need when caring for patients who have – or who are suspected of having – COVID-19.”

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