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NHH flag to fly at half-mast on April 28th in recognition of National Day of Mourning

The Canadian flag in front of Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) will fly at half-mast on Tuesday, April 28th, in recognition of the annual National Day of Mourning.

Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, this day honours those injured, killed or made ill due to a workplace-related accident or hazard and the many families, friends and colleagues who are also affected by these tragedies.

“As care providers and employees, we pause on this day every year to consider the serious impact of workplace incidents and the responsibility we all have to ensure that every possible safety precaution is in place to minimize risk from workplace hazards,” said Elizabeth Vosburgh, NHH’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Guided by our interprofessional Occupational Health and Safety Committee, NHH stands committed to ensuring the highest possible standards for employee health, safety and wellbeing. COVID-19—on the minds of all of us at this

time—makes this year’s Day of Mourning particularly poignant. NHH will pause at 11AM April 28 for a minute of silence honouring Canadians lost or injured in a work-related accident this past year, and those who selflessly put their lives on the line as essential workers, and, because of COVID-19, will no longer be there for their families.”

The National Day of Mourning is recognized around the world. For further context please see the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) website wsibdayofmourning.ca, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website at: ccohs.ca and the website of the Workers Health and Safety Centre of Ontario at whsc.on.ca/home

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