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About 136 staff, physicians at GRH to be placed on unpaid leave for not complying with vaccination mandate

More than 95 per cent of GRH's staff and physicians are fully vaccinated, 1.4 per cent are partially vaccinated, while 3.2 per cent have been "non-compliant"
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Staff members at Grand River Hospital who are not vaccinated, or choose not to share their vaccine status, will be placed on unpaid leave or have their privileges suspended.

According to VP of People, Communications and Engagement, Jennifer O'Brien, some documents are still being reviewed, however, they estimate that 136 staff and physicians will be included in that group.

These workers have until November 9 to provide proof of full vaccination. If that proof cannot be provided, their employment status will be reviewed by the hospital, possibly leading to termination if they don't have a valid medical exemption.

While those 136 workers have been "non-compliant" with the vaccine mandate, 95.4 per cent, or 4163 staff members have been fully vaccinated, and 1.4 per cent, or 63 people are partially vaccinated.

The hospital is thanking those employees who have provided proof of full vaccination, recognizing the steps they have taken to protect themselves, loved ones, co-workers, patients, and the community.

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