New Brunswick can’t spare health-care workers to help Ontario battle COVID, says minister – CBC

Province is encouraging retirees and professionals outside the health-care system to assist

Apr 20, 2021

New Brunswick can’t spare any health-care workers to assist Ontario in battling the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Health Minister Dorothy Shephard.

But “as Canadians and as New Brunswickers, it is wired into our DNA to want to help,” she said.

So the government is encouraging retired health-care workers or people with the necessary skills who are working outside the health-care system, and are able to go to Ontario, to do so, Shephard said during Tuesday’s COVID-19 news conference.

Specifically, Ontario is in need of nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists and anesthesia assistants, she said.

Ontario and the federal government have requested help from the Atlantic region in recent days as the pandemic rages on.

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