Hamilton doctors call on province to pay nurses self-isolating after negative COVID tests

A group of doctors from Hamilton emergency departments say the province should pay nurses who have to isolate after being exposed to COVID-19. Hospital administrators in Niagara and Hamilton have said that some... Read more »

Some Ontario nurses no longer paid during self-isolation if they test negative after COVID-19 exposure

Nurses in some Ontario hospitals are not being paid when they are told to go home to isolate because of COVID-19 exposure. If the nurses test positive, they do get paid. But if they... Read more »

Ontario nurses no longer getting paid during self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure

Nurses in some Ontario hospitals are not being paid when they are told to go home to isolate due to COVID-19 exposure. If they test positive, they do get paid. But if... Read more »

Pandemic has been ‘very hard’ on families of people with Down syndrome, advocate says

When the Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton was forced to close its office during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer Crowson knew how challenging it would be for those with the... Read more »

Public health units can shut down Ontario workplaces for COVID. They rarely do

Ontario’s public health units have the power to shut down workplaces because of COVID outbreaks or for breaking rules. But less than half of the 34 units have used that power since the... Read more »

Former hospital CEO who went on Dominican vacation to get more than $1M payout

The former head of a Hamilton hospital network who vacationed in the Dominican Republic over the holidays amid warnings not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic was fired without cause and is entitled to 24 months... Read more »

CEO who went on Dominican holiday out of role atop Hamilton hospital

The head of a Hamilton hospital who vacationed in the Dominican Republic over the holidays is out of the position, after two days of public outrage. Dr. Thomas Stewart and St. Joseph’s Health System “parted... Read more »

CEO of Niagara Health dropped from role after ‘regrettable’ Dominican holiday

An Ontario hospital executive who vacationed in the Caribbean over the holidays is no longer CEO of Niagara Health, according to a statement from the hospital network’s board of directors, but is still... Read more »

Ontario hospital CEO who vacationed in Dominican Republic resigns from health panels

The CEO of Ontario’s St. Joseph’s Health System and Niagara Health vacationed in the Caribbean over the holidays despite government advisories to stay at home as the number of COVID-19 cases soared across the... Read more »

Ontario COVID-19 advisory team member resigns after Dominican Republic vacation amid pandemic

A member of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table has resigned after he ended a holiday vacation that started in mid-December and included a trip to the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tom Stewart was listed as... Read more »