Huron Perth’s Medical Officer of Health says her sense is that incivility has increased against healthcare workers in our region.
Dr. Miriam Klassen says staff at the Huron Perth Public Health Unit have reported they are facing more abuse recently which adds to their sense of moral injury.
Her comments come as a convoy of truckers and others protesting public health measures and other issues remain in Ottawa.
Dr.Klassen says the employees have tried to do their jobs throughout the pandemic.
“Staff at HPPH and staff in the health care sector have been working so hard for such a long time now to best serve their communities using a science-based approach and the best information that we have to help people.”
However, Dr.Klassen adds she can understand people’s frustrations growing as the pandemic has gone on for two years.