Niagara Health continues to evolve its approach to ensure the appropriate measures are in place to respond to the pandemic.
During the first wave of COVID-19, Ontario Health issued temporary recommendations regarding hospital employee self-isolation pay that expired on June 30, 2020.
Beginning March 1, 2021, temporary self-isolation pay will be applied until March 31, 2021, and retroactively to July 13, 2020, subject to the progression of the pandemic and any related government orders, at Niagara Health.
“Our hospital employees go above and beyond every day to provide safe, high-quality care. We are truly grateful for their unwavering commitment during these uncertain times as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Flo Paladino, Niagara Health Executive Vice President People and Organizational Development. “We recognize the continued pressures and challenges that COVID-19 places on our employees and teams. We are continually assessing and adjusting our response to support our workforce and provide safe patient care.”
This step is being taken to further safeguard and protect hospital patients and workers as the pandemic’s second wave continues.