National Volunteer Week
Published Monday, April 27, 2020
Volunteers contribute in countless ways to patient and family centred care at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre every day of the year. Typically, at this time of year, we make a special effort to recognize their contributions. However, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the day-to-day lives of all Canadians. Health care workers and frontline staff are working tirelessly to provide essential services during this time of crisis. Many Canadians are self-isolating or practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus.
As a result, Volunteers at our Hospital, like others across Canada, are not able to serve on-site during this pandemic. Many of our Volunteers are seniors and are assisting us in high-traffic areas, and we do not want to put them at any risk of exposure to COVID-19