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County acknowledges the contributions of Healthcare Providers throughout the month of May


Midhurst/ May 9, 2022 In May, the County is proclaiming a series of recognition days and weeks to pay tribute to their hard work, skill and commitment of health care workers, paramedics and support staff in Long-term Care and Seniors Services that keep our communities, homes and residents safe and healthy. This month, the County asks residents to join us as we recognize healthcare workers in our Health and Emergency Services Division, which include Seniors Services, Long-Term Care and Paramedic Services.

“The County cannot thank our healthcare workers enough for the tremendous work of our men and women working on the frontlines day-in and day-out to save lives and keep us safe," said Warden George Cornell. “The pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on these professionals for so many things, from day-to-day care in our long-term care and seniors services homes to Paramedic Services who reach out to those vulnerable citizens in our communities. This May, in a series of proclamations, we pay tribute to the outstanding service of our PSWs, nurses, doctors, dieticians, maintenance teams, assistants and paramedics and many other support staff who keep our Health and Emergency Services running."

About Healthcare Providers Recognition Month

Operating four long-term care homes and two seniors' services facilities requires more than 1,000 staff who care for residents both directly and indirectly. Long-Term Care and Seniors Services Staff Appreciation Month this May recognizes all our employees who keep our facilities going, including around 50 Home Services Assistants and 15 Home Support Workers, more than 100 dietary staff, around 40 recreationists and activationists, and approximately 70 laundry and housekeeping staff, who work alongside numerous maintenance and administrative staff, putting our residents first each and every day. The County also oversees regional Paramedic Services, employing more than 370 Paramedics who respond to more than 79,000 calls annually.

Recognition includes:

  • National Physician's Day
  • Dietary and Program and Support Services
  • National Nurses Week
  • Personal Support Worker Day
  • Home Services Assistants
  • LTCSS Administrative and Leadership teams
  • Maintenance and Environmental Services
  • Performance, Quality and Development Support Services

The County is also recognizing Paramedic Services Week (May 22 and 28). Full details on public events and activities for Paramedic Services Week will be communicated throughout May. This week the County is also promoting Nurses Week (May 9-15).

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Branch
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)