Hospital’s occupational therapy interrupted

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE Nov. 11, 2020 
Occupational therapy services have been interrupted at the Pontiac Community Hospital (PCH) in recent months. 
According to coordinator Gilbert Daoust, the position for an occupational therapist (OT) at PCH had been vacant for almost half a year.
The hospital is approved for a therapist three days a week, and the previous employee split her time between PCH and Gatineau for around two years.  
“We had an occupational therapist that left her position I would say, five months ago,” he said. “The position was posted but there were no applications on it. It’s been sent to human resources for recruitment outside of the CISSSO, because it was internally posted but [had] no candidates.”
Daoust said in an emergency situation, he would . . .

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