NORTH BAY, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– A major new peer-reviewed academic study that delves into the challenges faced by front-line Ontario health care staff working under crisis conditions during the early months of the pandemic, will be released in North Bay on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11 a.m.
The researchers chronicled (in real time) how front-line workers like those working at the North Bay Regional Health Centre and area long-term care homes coped as COVID-19 unfolded. The study also makes key recommendations on what we must do differently as Ontario’s under-resourced health system faces the COVID-19 second wave.
Study co-author Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) will be in North Bay at the Holiday Inn Express for a (live, in-person) media conference. The study’s principal authors Dr. Jim Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith will join the media conference remotely to release their findings and answer media questions.
Brophy and Keith, who are affiliated with the University of Windsor, have previously published two studies on violence in Ontario’s hospitals (2017) and long-term care homes (2019).
Who: Academic researchers Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith, with Michael Hurley, President of OCHU the hospital division of the Canadian Union Of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario.
What: Media conference to release new study on health care workers’ lived experience during the pandemic.
Where: Holiday Inn Express, 1325 Seymour St, North Bay
When: 11 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2020
For more information, please contact:
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications, 416-559-9300
Zaid Noorsumar, CUPE Communications, 647-995-9859