July 1, 2020
Your health and safety, and that of our team members, is our absolute priority. We are in an unprecedented time and it is now more important than ever that we come together as we face a global pandemic. For over 28 years, Karp Rehabilitation’s mission has been to enrich the health of the community of Vancouver and surrounding areas. This means that, even in times such as these, we are navigating how to provide continuity of care for those who need it while ensuring the wellbeing of our team and patients. Today, we would like to give you an update on how we are modifying care and the measures we have taken in response to COVID-19. We are actively monitoring COVID-19 and following the latest recommendations from governmental and health agencies across the country. We will continue to update you as we all do our part to flatten the curve.
Delivery of Care
At the current time, we continue to operate most of our clinics to provide in-person services to patients that require essential or urgent care. This is occurring with mandatory COVID-19 screening before all in-person treatment, in accordance with the Canadian Public Health Agency, provincial health agencies and other leading sources. For most patients, we are moving to our existing Virtual Care Model. This will allow us to continue to offer care to patients across British Columbia while supporting public health initiatives.
As regulated healthcare professionals, we have an essential role to play in the context of infectious disease outbreaks and in doing so we help reduce the strain on our public hospitals, allowing them to better focus their resources on fighting COVID-19.
Safety of Staff and Patients
Our safety, quality and clinical teams have been working as part of our pandemic planning process to ensure:
- Our patients and staff have the information they need to keep up to date and to make informed decisions regarding their health and service delivery options
- We have the right people, processes and systems in place to safely provide and sustain services to our patients
- Adherence to strict policies and procedures related to COVID-19
- Implementation of active measures including hygiene and sanitization practices, social distancing and enhanced pre-screening before anyone enters the clinic
We would like to thank our clinicians for their support and unwavering commitment to the healthcare of our patients. Together with corporate office at Lifemark, we are working nationally with our healthcare partners and agencies as we navigate delivering care and prioritizing the health and safety of all, every step of the way.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate these challenging times. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 604-420-7800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org