His name is Harjinder Sangha, more familiarly known to us as Harry. He works as a OR Assistant at Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central Hospital). Sangha is also on the executive of OPSEU’s Hospital Support Division.
While politicians often think of the health system as being populated by doctors and nurses, the reality is it takes hundreds of professions to keep the system running.
Our plan is to feature a new face on the flag about once a month to draw your attention to these often overlooked professions that are vital to your care experience.
To see more of Harry and better understand his role in the hospital, check out the video below:
This new video looks behind the scenes at the contributions highly skilled support staff make to the daily running of a hospital. It is a big mistake to assume these individuals are expendable during times of austerity — experience tells us these workers are key to making hospitals both safe and efficient. Clearly from the stories they tell, what patients also value is a smile and someone who treats them with dignity. This video was shot last year at York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill and at the Kingston Hotel Dieu Hospital as a project of OPSEU’s Hospital Support Division.
Faces of Support (2012) 14 minutes – Featuring Jill McIlwraith (Chair, OPSEU Hospital Support Division), Warren “Smokey” Thomas (President, OPSEU).