In an announcement made on July 26, 2023 Spectrum Healthcare made clear it’s gifting policy, as there were an increasing number of disciplinary actions taken, with regards to it’s members receiving and accepting gifts.
In this announcement it was categorically mentioned that taking gifts of money and/or items from patients is against Spectrums Company Policies and Procedures. This includes borrowing money and or items, even with the full intent to return the same.
The College of Nurses Ontario, specifically mentions that Nurses cannot accept/borrow money or gifts as it goes against their code of ethics.
With this in mind we urge our members to follow the policies laid down by the employer Spectrum Healthcare as it will involve strict disciplinary action,