Overtime, sick days due to illness or disability rose for health-care workers during pandemic: StatCan – CTV

Aug. 13, 2023

The demands of the COVID-19 pandemic led more nurses, personal support workers and others in the health-care field to work more overtime hours but also miss more days at work compared to pre-pandemic times, a recent report from Statistics Canada has found.

The study, released Thursday, focused on nurses, personal support workers and care aides, and other health-care workers with the exception of physicians, as they are most likely to be self-employed, StatCan said.

The findings confirm what many health-care workers have reported throughout the pandemic, namely increased burnout and having to work longer hours.

The report also comes as job vacancies remain high in the health-care sector, more than doubling to 95,200 in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 43,000 during the same period in 2020, StatCan said.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/overtime-sick-days-due-to-illness-or-disability-rose-for-health-care-workers-during-pandemic-statcan-1.6516745

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