Report highlights need for change in healthcare sector


It’s no secret that front-line workers in Canada’s hospitals and health-care facilities have suffered greatly during the COVID pandemic.

But a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows just how dire this misery has been.

When it came to working extra, 236,000 or 21 per cent of the overall health-care workforce has put it in extra work regularly — but not all of it is being compensated: they averaged 8.2 hours per week of paid overtime and 5.8 hours per week of unpaid overtime.