Waypoint responds to inquiries re: Ministry of Labour charges (en anglais)
Posted on 03/22/2017
Waypoint responds to inquiries re: Ministry of Labour charges
The Ministry of Labour has laid three charges against Waypoint under the Occupational Health and Safety Act related to an incident at the hospital in April 2016.
We will be taking some time to review these charges. Waypoint has not been involved in charges from the Ministry of Labour before so this is new for the hospital and we will need to take some time to understand the process.
For this and all incidents, we are committed to working collectively to make improvements that support the health and safety needs of everyone. We have worked very closely with the Ministry of Labour since the incident and responded to all orders. Extensive safety measures and processes exist across our programs and we are continuously evaluating them and looking for ways to prevent unfortunate incidents like this one. All health and safety issues are a priority and multiple supports are in place, including a Joint Health and Safety Committee, two Health and Safety Coordinators and a computerized internal incident reporting system for reporting, reviewing and developing strategies to mitigate hazards, incidents or other concerns.
Waypoint specializes in treating patients with complex and serious mental illness and addictions, which includes caring for people with behavioural, cognitive and developmental disorders. Quality of care and staff and patient safety are our highest priorities. We continually strive to maintain an environment that is safe as well as therapeutic.
The safety of all employees at Waypoint remains a priority and together we need to ensure a safe work environment.