The 519 Podcast

COVID Burnout: Our healthcare worker crisis

January 6, 2022

It was a little over a year ago when the first COVID-19 vaccines started going into arms in Canada. At the time, many though that it marked the beginning of the end of the pandemic. 

It hasn't quite worked out that way. 

With the rise of the Omicron variant, in some ways it feels like we're back to square one. We're back to closed gyms and theatres, and kids learning from home instead of being in the classroom. 

As we get closer to the two year mark of the pandemic, there's no question, this has been hard on all of us. But you could easily argue that it has been especially hard on our health care workers. 

Many are sick, tired, and facing abuse from patients and families. Some of them have had enough. 

On this episode of the 519 Podcast, we speak with Dr. Adam Kassam, President of the Ontario Medical Association as well as Doris Grinspun, the CEO of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

This episode is hosted by Craig Needles. 

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