Health Minister to give Maples Personal Care Home update

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Health Minister Cameron Friesen will be holding a news conference at 11:30 a.m. to address the situation at Maples Personal Care Home.

The news conference will be live-streamed here.

Paramedics treated 12 residents at the care home Friday night, three were taken to hospital and two died.

An official from the WRHA said there had been eight deaths in 48 hours at the care home.

As a result, the province is implementing a rapid response team to help at Maples.

The Canadian Red Cross will also be sending help on Friday.

In a tweet on Saturday afternoon, Friesen said he was devastated about the situation.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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