COVID-19: Kitchener hospital issuing suspension notices to unvaccinated staff

St. Mary’s General Hospital says it has begun notifying staff who are not fully vaccinated of a suspension.

The move comes just days before a deadline for employees to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Over a month ago, the provincial health officer, Dr. Kieran Moore, issued a directive that all hospitals must have a vaccination policy by September 7th.

The hospital says it has since worked to train staff and answer any questions or concerns about the matter.

“We are doing everything we can to protect the safety of the patients we care for and our employees with this policy,” said SMGH President Lee Fairclough.

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“Since the policy came into force on September 7th, we have taken a measured approach, realizing that everyone has to make their own decision, but that, as healthcare providers, it is our duty and responsibility to take all possible steps to protect those who that are important to us and that we care for. “work with.”

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According to Fairclough, 98 percent of employees are currently fully vaccinated, with some of the remaining saying they will follow suit.

The hospital has given staff until October 12 to get their first vaccination or they will be given unpaid leave the next day.

It is said that there are plans to fill any potential staffing gaps that could potentially follow.

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