January 28, 2022
Dear friends and neighbours of Haliburton County,
The pandemic has been very hard on us all. Concern for our personal health and safety, as well as our
loved ones, uncertainty about what lies ahead, and changing regulations – it has been a lot.
Through it all, healthcare workers (and many others in our community) have stepped up in countless
ways. The incredible staff at HHHS have been making an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ effort for nearly two years,
and even though they are absolutely exhausted, they keep showing up for our community, day in and
As I’ve said in the past, the best way to support them is to follow public health measures – get
vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask in public spaces, reduce your contact, physical distance, and wash
I also need to ask that you help us create a safe and respectful workplace for our staff, and safe space
for clients, family, volunteers, students, donors and visitors.
That means treating staff and others in our facilities with respect and dignity, not engaging in bullying or
name calling, and remaining calm in your interactions. Any acts or threats of physical violence,
disruptive behaviour, harassment or agreement will absolutely not be tolerated.
We also ask that you protect the privacy of our patients and staff by not taking photos, videos, or audio
recordings in our facilities.
It has been a long two years, and we know everyone is tired. We must continue to put kindness first,
look out for one another, and do all we can to keep each other healthy and safe.
President & CEO