Update – Support from Healthcare Employer Stakeholders Regarding Pandemic Pay

On May 25th, a letter was sent to Premier Doug Ford from a broad group of healthcare employer stakeholders regarding support for residents and other healthcare workers who are currently excluded from the list of workers eligible for pandemic pay. This includes the CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA/CAHO) and others, including the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario and the CMHA.

The letter can be found here and has already been referenced by the Toronto Star.

PARO was proud to be involved in the crafting of this letter, which asks the Provincial Government to immediately communicate the details regarding implementation of pandemic pay, including confirmation that the funding is for all workers on the frontline.  They emphasize, as we have, the fact that it is teams of healthcare workers that serve Ontario’s patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.