UPDATE: ACCOMMODATION PROCESS FOR PREGNANT OR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED STAFF
For the past few weeks, we have had staff inquire about their ability to work in the health care setting if they are pregnant or have underlying medical conditions. Most often, staff have been reaching out directly to Occupational Health and Safety. After discussions with Vancouver Coastal Health and our provincial partners, it is important to note that staff making these inquiries should first contact their leader. Leaders will be able to speak directly to staff about the risks, or lack thereof, in their workspace, appropriate use of PPE or other options, if available. Staff will not be required to disclose confidential medical information to their leader and the Occupational Health and Safety team will still be involved as required.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.