The president of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is

calling on the province to expand pandemic pay to all hospital staff.

Jean Bartkowiak penned an open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Health

Minister Christine Elliott last week stating that pandemic pay should

be awarded as inclusively as possible.

Last month, Ford announced that front-line workers during the COVID-19

pandemic would receive an additional $4 per hour plus an extra $250

monthly for anyone working more than 100 hours. That included nurses,

respiratory therapists and other health-care workers.

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