Why the conviction of 2 Hamilton paramedics in Yosif Al-Hasnawi’s death may change health care

In a legal first in Canada, two paramedics were found guilty for their part in the death of a Hamilton 19-year-old. Now, emergency responders wonder how that precedent might change the way they do their jobs. An Ontario Superior Court judge on Tuesday found Steven Snively...

2 paramedics found guilty in death of Hamilton teen Yosif Al-Hasnawi

Two Hamilton paramedics who treated dying teenager Yosif Al-Hasnawi in 2017 are guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life, an Ontario Superior Court judge has found.  Steven Snively, 55, and Christopher Marchant, 32, had pleaded not guilty. "To say this...

Paid time off for a COVID-19 vaccination? Depends on the workplace

Large businesses in a range of industries are providing paid time off for staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19.CBC reached out to some of the bigger workplaces across Ontario: banks, grocery stores, auto and food manufacturers, and the Ontario Public Service, some of which also operate in...

Hamilton man in his 60s hospitalized after rare blood clotting from AstraZeneca vaccine

Ontario has seen its second case of a rare blood clotting condition after a man in his 60s got the AstraZeneca vaccine in Hamilton. Hamilton Public Health Services confirmed the case of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) as a result of a AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD...

Here’s how COVID-19 outbreaks inside Hamilton’s Juravinski Hospital started and grew

A top health official at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has broken down how COVID-19 spread inside Juravinski Hospital and caused five outbreaks in December.Dr. Dominik Mertz, HHS medical director of infection prevention and control, presented the analysis during a Thursday town hall...

Thousands of Niagara school staff can get vaccinated against COVID-19 over April break

Thousands of staff members with schools in Ontario's Niagara area will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting this Saturday.As many as 4,000 educators and others who work at District School Board Niagara (DSBN) schools can get their shots between...

Six Nations public health reports 1st cases of concerning COVID-19 variants

Ohsweken Public Health has reported its first two COVID-19 variants of concern at Six Nations of the Grand River. View original article here Source

Hamilton health-care workers wore at least 1,000 expired N95 masks in 2020

At least 1,000 expired N95 masks were used by front-line health-care workers in Hamilton during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.Newly released internal documents also reveal that at various points, the supply of some N95 masks in some Hamilton hospitals wouldn't last them more than 15...

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 Ontario nurses don't get paid during this self-isolation time,...

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 test negative, they must still stay home for 14...
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