Ontario Hospitals Gather with System Partners to Address Workplace Violence

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is hosting a multi-stakeholder summit on workplace violence prevention. Over the past year, there has been growing public awareness about the issue of violence in hospitals. By bringing together OHA member organizations, government, union partners, and other stakeholders from across the health care sector, the summit provides a forum to discuss challenges and explore solutions for eliminating workplace violence.

"The safety of health care workers is a top priority for Ontario hospitals," said Anthony Dale, President and CEO of the OHA. "Our member hospitals value all the people who work within their organizations. The sector has taken a leadership role in preventing and responding to issues relating to the risk of workplace violence."

It is important for all parties to continue to hone in on the root causes of this issue, focus on the actual problems and develop real solutions. Creating a safer workplace environment for health care providers and patients alike will help support patient care by enabling providers to perform their jobs more effectively.

"Working together holds the key to improving our strategies for tackling this challenging issue," said Dale. "And because this is a complex matter that involves not only health care providers, but also patients and their families, it is extremely important that we continue to focus on finding concrete, practical solutions."

Ontario Hospital Association
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario's public hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians.

SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association

For further information: Samantha Grant, Public Affairs Specialist, 416-205-1376, sgrant@oha.com


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