Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen has announced all season outdoor shelters are planned for Personal Care Homes to allow for safe visits. He says theses shelters will be outside but they will be close enough to the Personal Care Home, they will operate year round and they will be accessible, protected from the elements, easily cleanable and provide a space for a connection, for a quality engagement between a resident and a caregiver and a resident and a loved one.
You can submit your feedback on the conceptual designs for these shelters by going to www.engagemb.ca. Construction is expected to begin in August.
The government will also be requesting proposals for safety and capital upgrades to personal care homes.
Meanwhile Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen has announced students will return to school September 8th with teachers returning on September 2nd to prepare for the school year.