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Archive for January, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Safe and Warm Shelter Update

Safe & Warm Shelter

Submitted by the Safe and Warm Committee

January 2014

Our first month of operation is almost complete and the response from the community has been tremendous. Of course, we would rather not have to provide a mat on the floor shelter for folks in Brandon however the need seems to be there.  The situations that people find themselves in are varied…rent too high, lack of affordable apartments, relationship breakdowns, etc. We have provided 68 shelter beds since we began on December 10, 2013. Many individuals have used the sheltered repeatedly and this further demonstrates that we are providing a necessary service in our community.

The Safe& Warm Shelter is operating with the assistance of Helping Hands who have graciously allowed our clients to use the lower level of their building at 117- 7th Street for the nightly shelter location. If people are requiring shelter we ask them to register in person through 7th Street Health Access Centre (20-7th St.) prior to 7 pm when we close.  We have hired Paladin Security to provide security services to the shelter and have two security guards on duty every night. After- hour’s access to the shelter is through the Brandon Police Service.

The Safe & Warm Shelter is a group of service providers, agencies and concerned citizens that has come together to fill a void in the delivery of shelter services in Brandon. We will be operating every night of the winter, as our budget allows, and if people are interested in making financial contribution cheques can be made out to “Safe & Warm Shelter” and sent to Samaritan House at 630 Rosser Ave, Brandon.

Many people in Brandon have inquired about how they can be helpful to our efforts and as we are in the early stages of developing our Safe & Warm shelter program, financial contributions are still our greatest need. Any donation is gladly received and as the program develops we will certainly let the generous people of Brandon know how they can assist us in the future.


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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Mobile Clinic comes to Prairie Mountain Health


Mobile Clinic comes to Prairie Mountain Health

 What is a Mobile Clinic?

 Manitoba’s Mobile Clinics are buses that have been
specially designed to be fully functional primary care clinics.
They come complete with two exam roo
ms, a wheelchair lift,
and the same medical equipment and technology you would
find in any other clinic.

 Mobile Clinics improve access to local, on the spot primary care
services for people living in Manitoba’s smaller underserviced

 Mobile Clinics are staffed with registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed advanced education and training and have passed an approved examination.  A nurse practitioner can prescribe medications, order and manage the results of screening and diagnostic tests and perform minor surgical procedures.

What services will Mobile Clinics provide?

 Mobile Clinics provide the full range of primary care services including:

· regular check ups

· treatment for minor ailments

· help with managing a chronic disease or condition

· lab services

· health promotion and education

· Immunizations

· referrals to other health services or specialists

 Can a Mobile Clinic be my regular primary care provider?

 Yes.  A Mobile Clinic can be your “home clinic”- the place where you receive most of your health care.

 What communities will the Mobile Clinic visit?

 The Mobile Clinic in Prairie Mountain Health region will begin serving the communities of: San Clara, Binscarth, Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation, Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation, and McAuley in January 2014.

 Manitoba will add two more Mobile Clinics in 2014 and 2015. One in Southern Health-Santé Sud region and the other in
 Interlake-Eastern Health region.

 Why is Manitoba introducing Mobile Clinics?

 Mobile Clinics bring reliable access to primary care to people living in some of Manitoba’s smaller underserviced
communities.  Having access to a regular health care provider will help people living in these communities receive ongoing health care and support close to home.   It will also save time and transportation costs for patients, by bringing primary care services to their community.


“How to get the care you need when you need it” - infohealth Guide

Family Doctor Connect line 204-786-7111 in Winnipeg or toll free at 1-866-690-8260; TTY/TDD: 204-774-8618 or 1-800-855-0511 Toll free (Manitoba Relay Services).

What is an RN and an RN(EP)/NP? (www.crnm.mb.cs)  College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba


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