Media Statement - St. Joseph’s Health Care London responds to Ministry of Labour fine

Jun. 05, 2014

As a result of an injury sustained by an employee on May 5, 2013, St. Joseph’s Health Care London was charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and pleaded guilty to “failing to protect the health or safety of the worker” at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital. The organization has been fined $50,000 by the Ministry of Labour. The Board of Directors and administration deeply regret this incident.

The health and well-being of our employees are of paramount importance across St. Joseph’s and is central to our commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. Vigilance in safety prevention and continuous effort to improve our safety programs, incorporating a wide range of initiatives, is a major focus of the organization and our strategic plan.

St. Joseph’s has complied with the orders of the Ministry of Labour and is continuing to fulfill our commitment to training and best safety practice across the organization.

We would like to assure our staff, physicians, volunteers, patients and the community that St. Joseph’s takes this issue seriously and is working, always, to prevent all avoidable harm.

Karen Stone,
Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities Redevelopment
St. Joseph’s Health Care London

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