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December 5, 2022

Operating room assistants are a vital new support role in the ORs at HHS

Operating room assistants are a vital new support role in the operating rooms (ORs) at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). Similar roles already exist at other Canadian hospitals and internationally.

OR assistants do not perform regulated work done by nurses and no OR nurses at HHS have been eliminated. OR assistants are a vital member of the OR team and HHS is proud to have them working in our facilities.

HHS also continues to aggressively recruit for all nursing roles across our hospital, including the ORs. We are grateful to all of our valued nursing staff for their dedication to our patients.