TELUS has announced that the company will credit two months worth of rate plan charges for frontline healthcare workers at select hospitals.
The credit will be available to those working at identified Ontario hospitals with the largest COVID-19 caseloads, and will be expanded to Quebec, BC, and Alberta later on.
Both TELUS and Koodo plans will be eligible.
“The incredible strength, resiliency and compassion our remarkable frontline healthcare workers have demonstrated during this public health crisis is nothing short of extraordinary,” said TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle, in a release.
“One of the heartbreaking impacts of this pandemic is that many doctors, nurses and healthcare workers are isolating themselves to avoid risking the health of their families and their community. We want these heroes to know that our TELUS team is extremely grateful for their selfless actions. During these challenging times, we believe that staying connected to their families and loved ones, virtually, can make a meaningful difference, as the human connection is truly the greatest connection of all.”
The hospitals that have been identified as hardest hit by coronavirus, and where employees will be able to access the TELUS credit, include the University Health Network, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Sinai Health Systems in Toronto, Trillium Health Partners in Peel Region, North York General Hospital in York, and The Ottawa Hospital.
This program is an extension of the TELUS Mobility for Good program, which was first launched in BC in 2017.