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Ebola

West Africa is experiencing an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, a rare and serious viral infection. Health officials in Saskatchewan are monitoring the situation, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, other Canadian provinces, and the World Health Organization. Preparedness plans are underway in Canada to facilitate prompt identification and prevention of the spread of serious infectious diseases like Ebola virus disease.

The risk of Ebola in Canada is really very low; however, it is not zero, and it is being taken very seriously. We understand the anxiety that this developing situation may cause. Ebola does not spread easily from person to person. It is spread from touching bodily fluids of a person who is sick with, or has died from the disease, or from exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles. This has been a priority for the health system for some time. The Ministry and health regions have been working on this since August with the goal of identifying potential cases as early as possible. They are learning from the experiences of others and refining their own plans and approach.

Heartland Health region, other health regions, the Ministry of Health and system partners are working cooperatively to make sure we all prepare appropriately, even for this low risk. Supplies of materials have been reviewed and further materials ordered, and plans are being made to train staff as appropriate. The Ministry Of Health is also in contact with physicians, health provider regulatory bodies and health provider unions on this issue.

If you have recently travelled to Africa and develop fever or other symptoms of illness within three weeks of return to Canada, call Healthline at 811 for further advice. If Healthline advises you to seek medical help, call ahead and let your health care provider know that you have travelled to a country where Ebola virus is present.

Detailed information has been developed and it is available on the Ministry of Health website at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/live/health-and-healthy-living/public-health-advisories/ebola-readiness. Members of the public can also call HealthLine 811 for information.

Further information is available from the Public Health Agency at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/disease-maladie/ebola/index-eng.php

Canadians travelling abroad are encouraged to check the Travel Health Notice on the Ebola outbreak at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/notices-avis/index-eng.php?rederror=err

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Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).

 

The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

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2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.

 

The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.

 

If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.

 

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The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

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Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation

MedSask

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

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