Haliburton Highlands Health Services is asking those in the health-care field who may not be working right now to consider helping with the local COVID-19 response.
On Tuesday HHHS put out an appeal for health-care workers such as those who have relocated or are retired to consider contacting HHHS's human resources manager. Nurses and personal care workers such as home support workers personal care attendants and dental hygienists were listed as being in high demand.
"While we are currently able to meet the staffing needs with our existing complement of health-care workers we have been learning from the experience of other jurisdictions locally and internationally and recognize the need to be proactive in ensuring we have staffing resources for the anticipated increase in need as this situation progresses" Carolyn Plummer president and CEO of HHHS said.
Training and orientation is provided.
Health-care workers interested in helping with the COVID-19 response are to contact Carl Carr human resources manager at HHHS at email@example.com or call 705-457-1392 ext. 2254.