May 25, 2020
Premier Doug Ford
Dear Premier Ford,
As a broad group of healthcare stakeholders whose members employ tens of thousands of front line workers in the fight against COVID 19, we write to you today to seek immediate clarity on the implementation details and timing of the release of pandemic pay to support frontline workers employed by organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and the LHINs.
In February AFHTO’s Membership Committee and Board approved our 2020 conference themes and program. In March we prepared to announce them and send a call for volunteers but as with everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic overtook our plans. Thank you for your patience as we monitored the situation and made decisions about how it might affect the 2020 Conference, set to take place this October in Toronto.
Published May 12, 2020
Written by RNAO
To celebrate the contributions made by nurses to nursing practice and the health and well-being of Ontarians, the Nursing Now Ontario Awards honoured one NP, RN and RPN during Nursing Week 2020 (May 11 - 17).
AFHTO recognizes that our members are doing fantastic work on the frontlines attending to patients and adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic. To connect our teams and showcase the initiatives made by our them, we've created an interactive platform for our members to browse the initiatives made by their fellow members.
Please feel free to scroll through all the initiatives by OH region.
Y108 News article published April 23, 2020
By Lisa Polewski
Hamiltonians can now book a COVID-19 test at the city's drive-thru site, based inside the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.
It’s not quite the same as a fast-food drive-thru, but the COVID-19 testing centre at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena is as efficient as it gets.
Since Hamilton’s third testing site opened its doors a week ago, they’ve been testing about 60 people per day.