Caring for carers

Resources to support the health and well-being of our people during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Team at St Boniface

At St. Boniface Hospital, our staff are our number one priority. The Caring for carers was built as a testament to our organizational vow to prioritize the safety and holistic wellness of our people and to enhance organization-wide communication to support you.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, St. Boniface hospital remains fully committed to health and wellbeing of its employees, physicians and volunteers, as you, selflessly, put yourselves in harm’s way to ensure health and well-being of the greater community in a fight against this unprecedented public health crisis.”

Martine Bouchard President and CEO

Martin Bouchard, President and CEO of St. Boniface Hospital

St. Boniface Hospital is home to a dedicated and passionate team who support and care for each other and the community.

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are putting measures in place to ensure the safety of our premises and our people. Read about what we have done so far to reduce the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on our staff. Click here to read more

Caring for Carers

Resources to support the health and well-being of our people during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Surgical Team

At St. Boniface Hospital, our staff are our number one priority. The Caring for carers page was built as a testament to our organizational vow to prioritize the safety and holistic wellness of our people and to enhance organization-wide communication to support you.

Feeling fear and anxiety around COVID-19?

We all experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions as COVID-19 progresses, and depending on how the situation unfolds, you may feel periods of:

  • Anxiety, worry, panic
  • A sense of helplessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty concentrating or sleeping
  • Anger
  • Hypervigilance with regard to your health and body
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Although COVID-19 is a health issue taken very seriously by public health authorities worldwide, do not let your worry about this virus control your life. There are many ways to manage the stress you’re experiencing. Many of them are essentially ingredients for a healthy lifestyle, and adopting them can help improve your overall mental and physical well-being.

Get the facts

Stay informed with the latest health and preparedness information by visiting

www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus

Stay healthy

Adopt healthy hygiene habits like frequently washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after sneezing or coming into contact with a sick person. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching your face, avoid contact with others who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

Keep things in perspective

Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you spend following media reports on the outbreak. Although you’ll want to keep informed, remember to take a break from watching the news and focus on the positive aspects of normal life and the things you can control.

Keep connected

Maintaining social networks can help promote a sense of normalcy and provide valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress.

Be mindful of your assumption of others

Someone who has a fever does not necessarily have COVID-19. Self-awareness is important in not stigmatizing others in our community.

Seek additional help

Individuals who feel overwhelmed with worry or anxiety should seek guidance and support from reliable sources.

At St. Boniface Hospital, we wholeheartedly believe in promoting and supporting the welfare of our patients, their families, and, most importantly, each other.

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Taking care of yourself

As caregivers, your own mental health comes first. The following resources are there to help:

Taking care of your family

The mental well-being of our families and loved ones plays a big role in how we feel every day. Some of the resources provided below can help build our knowledge about how to support them:

Supporting patients and families

At St. Boniface Hospital, we pride ourselves in providing our patients and their families with the highest quality support and care every day. The following resources provide great tools to use during a pandemic:

For health care leaders

Counselling

Phone lines

24-Hour crisis services

Care packages for uncertain times

New virtual resources