London, Ont., hospital CEO out of publish after worldwide journey involves mild

LONDON, Ont. — A hospital community in London, Ont., has fired its CEO after he travelled internationally a number of instances through the pandemic.

The London Well being Sciences Centre says Dr. Paul Woods travelled to the U.S. 5 instances since March, together with through the December holidays.

Woods’ journey got here to mild on Friday and the hospital community at the moment mentioned it supported his continued management.

On Monday, nonetheless, the community mentioned it was instantly ending Woods’ employment as president and CEO in response to hospital and group issues about his journeys.

The hospital community mentioned its board of administrators had no advance discover of Woods’ journeys and did not approve his journey.

Woods apologized on Friday for his resolution to go to household in a foreign country.

On the time of Woods’ most up-to-date journey, one of many community’s websites, College Hospital, was experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that has killed 23 individuals and sickened greater than 150 sufferers and employees.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 11, 2021.