August 31, 2021
Dear fellow Londoners,
Our promise to every person who comes through our doors is to offer safe and compassionate care. With rising COVID-19 cases across the province and many of our patients among the most vulnerable, this covenant with you becomes even more fundamental.
This is why today we are announcing that we are standing with our fellow health care organizations across the Southwest and Ontario to do the right thing for our patients. We are instituting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all of our people, including (but not limited to): physicians, staff, volunteers, learners, contractors and cross-appointed personnel.
This policy aligns with that of our peer hospital organizations and mandates that everyone must complete both doses and the 14-day waiting period no later than October 22, 2021. This builds on our other protective measures like mandatory education and testing.
This autumn patients coming to LHSC can take comfort in the certain knowledge that their care team has been fully vaccinated. It is the right thing to do to protect us all.
Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor
Interim President and CEO