Secretary (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 6 July 2016
The team I worked with was fabulous. However don't feel the organization is managed well at the Senior management level. Programs are not well thought out. They start programs and dismantle them without giving them a chance. Every year they have staff layoffs but they continue to create more senior management levels. These actions have had serious repercussions for patients. Every year we fear losing our jobs. There is a real lack of transparency from Senior Management. They spend millions of dollars for reviews by KPMG which result in major cuts in services. It is a very toxic environment to work in. This is a time where we should be investing in the mental health of our communities but all we see is cuts in services at Ontario shores while they pad the senior management level.
Unfortunately, this organization is only interested in the window dressing (how they appear to the outside) and do not care about providing quality care.
Had to leave this organization because the work environment was too toxic. You never knew if you were going to get your pink slip.
I would never recommend this place to anyone at this time.
location on the lake
Lack of transparency and poor decisions made at the senior management level
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 16 January 2019
With so called “recovery rounds” (which is really a collection of non front line managers including managers who have never even worked in health care and have zero background) pressuring and at times forcing the staff caring for individuals to discontinue seclusion or restraints when it is against the nurses clinical judgement it has become increasingly unsafe. When staff are assaulted by patients they are told not to call the police and have to continue to care for the individual who has just hit them. Can you imagine any other workplace where that would be acceptable? When you are assaulted management could care less. There are no rules for patients anymore and this has fostered a culture of entitlement. There are no consequences for individuals who assault staff or other patients. Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they are violent, however when someone who has a mental illness is violent it shouldn’t automatically be assumed that they were violent because of their illness. Ontario Shores needs to adopt Zero Tolerance when it comes to violence. Too many staff are being hurt physically and psychological ... and when we are unwell it is not fair to our patients.
Beautiful Location. Front line staff genuinely care about patients and recovery.
Unsupportive and inconsistent managers. Favouritism. Nepotism.