Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
COVID-19 respite centre for emergency responders
Emergency responders and health care workers may not be able to go home and may have to self-isolate but
there is no place for them to do that.
A Cobourg trailer park is now being used as a respite centre for first responders and health care workers.
Trailers will be set up at the Victoria Park Campground near the beach in Cobourg, Ont. It’s going to create a
spot for emergency responders — police, fire and paramedics — as well as some of the doctors, nurses and
health care staff. All of the trailers will be outfitted with the essentials for the emergency responders. The goal
is to create a safe environment for someone that can’t go home due to the COVID-19 pandemic or has to
Home support for front-line workers
Non-traditional Health Workers
Nurses - Licensed Practical
Nurses - Registered
Physicians - Emergency
Physicians - Intensive Care
Physicians - Primary/Family
Physicians - Specialists
Public Health Workers
Other Health Care Workers
Innovation developed and deployed in a Coburg, a town in Southern Ontario.