February 24, 2024

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Health Network | Absenteeism is far from the highest level recorded in 2020

Health Network |  Absenteeism is far from the highest level recorded in 2020

Despite months of epidemics already in the body of healthcare workers, for now, the network continues. According to recent figures, of the network’s nearly 299,000 employees, 4,223 were absent and 12,000 were absent during the peak of the crisis.

Louis Ledac

Louis Ledac

At a press conference, Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubey himself said, “We have already seen a lot worse. He noted that “all sorts of scenarios” would be studied if the absence further complicated the situation. Nothing specific has been decided yet.

4223 were absent Press At the end of the day by the ministry, employees with COVID-19 and those on the sideline during the screening process or due to screening refusal were in preventive absence.

Roughly speaking, Robert Maranda, of the ministry’s public affairs department, said the network could “count the same number of employees as it did last winter”, up from 291,000 in 2020 to 299,000 in 2021, including job titles.

Preventive absences (1851) and absenteeism from screening (1019) weigh more on the balance sheet than in confirmed COVID-19 cases (892).

In the case of 461 people who were absent due to screening, it was those who were apparently suspended. Already on November 14th .. Press It is estimated that nearly 200 health workers have been suspended without pay for refusing to undergo mandatory screening. (According to a cabinet order, employees who do not receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine must be tested outside of their working hours.)

Health centers in the Laval area (149 absent employees) were relatively excluded, with Montreal having 1,426 absent employees.

The employees are categorized as follows. In the Department of Nursing Care (which includes Nursing Assistants and Respiratory Therapists), the Ministry lists 1148 absentees; Of support services (especially attendees), 1,598 were absent; Among the specialists (occupational therapists, speech therapists, biochemists, etc.), there are 912. Others who do not attend are in the “Administration” or other category.

The ability of troops to stay healthy is crucial in performing as many surgeries as possible. According to the ministry, 97% of staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and they have given priority to third dose administration, which is happening.

Employees stay away from the health network

Montreal: 1426

Laurentides: 302

Laval: 149

Lonaudier: 280

Monterey: 442

Capital-National: 428

Chowder-Appalachians: 200


Gaspace – Îles-de-la-Madeleine: 34

Boss-Saint-Laurent: 61

Sagune – Lock-Saint-Jean: 224

Maurice and Center-du-Quebec: 378

ABTB-Temiscomming: 10

North Coast: 49

Northern Quebec: 2

Nunavic: 1

Autouis: 53

Terrace-Cries-de-la-by-James: 7

Source: Department of Health and Social Services

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