Doctors at Lachine Hospital offer out-of-pocket incentives to reopen ER, ICU

About 80 doctors have pooled their own resources to reopen services to a clientele they say desperately needs access to the site.

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5 · 14 days ago · Reddit

These government bonuses the doctors have donated to match are too dependent on never calling in sick, taking a leave of absence, or going part time. Most of the bonus money is completely lost once you miss a day of full time work, even for normally acceptable reasons. I have no perfect solution, but paying a higher rate + higher overtime rate may get more shifts staffed in the short term.

Just my 2 cents as a nurse who left the public hospital side.