Since Family 1st Medical opened almost 35 years ago, our number one priority has been our client’s health and safety. With the recent announcement that Phase 5 will be delayed in NS, and in order to continue to provide our services in the safest manor possible patients must continue to wear a non surgical mask when visiting any of our 6 locations (New Minas, Sackville, Yarmouth, Antigonish, Amherst and Sydney). Family 1st Medical staff will also wear a mask when serving you at our locations and in your home.
Beginning September 13th, we will also ask for proof of vaccination when visiting our locations or to receive in-home services. To assist those who require our services (who are not vaccinated), our team members will wear additional Personal Protective Equipment to ensure everyone’s safety. As you can appreciate our medical team have close contact with many vulnerable clients, therefore we must take responsibility to ensure we don’t contract and pass on the COVID-19 virus.
We appreciate your understanding of the requirement from Public Health to continue masking, and our decision to request proof of vaccination. As always, providing the best service while protecting the health and safety of others remains our top priority.
Once the Province moves into Phase 5, we will re-evaluate how this impacts our business and valued clients.
Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices.
For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit philips.com/src-update. We are working with Philips Respironics, and will be in touch with you as more information becomes available.