To ensure appropriate services are provided to staff members early on, it is essential the OLN is completed, then HHI will be able to contact the staff member early into their illness leave. It has been shown that early intervention can reduce the duration of absence.
A safe and timely return to work benefits the staff member by enhancing recovery and reducing disability. It also preserves a skilled and stable workforce for employers and society and reduces demands on health and social services as well as on disability plans. (Canadian Medical Association, 2013)