A North Shore owner claims that a wellness clinic that opened in his building was sublet by a tenant without his knowledge, and the operator says he will need a new space as soon as possible. tomorrow.
Ezra Wellness opened a week ago at 552 Tranquille Road, run by Glenn Aalderink, one of a team of nurses who started the clinic on a volunteer basis when unvaccinated healthcare workers were brought in. on unpaid leave.
Aalderink told NL News last week that the plan was to eventually bring charges for clients accessing their medical and wellness advice.
Today, the owner of the building, famous local real estate agent Brendan Shaw, claims that a longtime tenant at the address sublet the space to Ezra Wellness without his knowledge.
“We were not consulted in advance by our tenant regarding the use of this space, so I immediately had a conversation with our tenant as we have a no-sublet clause in place and this is no ‘is not an allowed option, “Shaw said in a statement. declaration.
âWith each of our commercial tenants, we have a process that we follow to review and approve all tenants. Part of this due diligence process is ensuring that all tenants are able to meet legal, financial and insurance commitments on the commercial space. Without going through this process, and because we have a no-sublet clause in place, we cannot reasonably approve a lease. “
Speaking to NL News on Tuesday, Aalderink said he respects the owner’s decision.
âObviously they have a problem, so I’m just going to rotate a bit and find a new location, and we’ll move on,â he said.
âIt is necessary because our health system is really overwhelmed. And I just hope we can find someone who is willing to see past the rhetoric and move forward with something that is literally trying to help our community.
Aalderink also says he was approached by people who suggested protesting the eviction outside the Tranquille Road location, but told NL News he did not support the idea.
âThat’s not what I’m trying to do here, I don’t want to get into negative mud,â Aalderink said.
In a statement to NL News this week, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives said it was concerned about misinformation that could come from clinics like Ezra Wellness, which could compromise patient and public safety.
“This includes sharing misinformation that is anti-vaccine, anti-mask, anti-physical distancing, or undermines public health orders and advice,” said spokeswoman Johanna Ward. “We are also concerned about regulated healthcare professionals who promote or share information about COVID-19 treatments that is not supported by widely accepted scientific evidence.”
âWhile nurses are free to express their own opinions legally, they do not have the right to use their protected title to spread disinformation. The BCCNM can and will take action against registrants whose use of the title could bring nursing or midwifery into disrepute.
Ward also said nurses can own and operate their own clinics as long as they follow bylaws, standards of practice and work within their scope of practice. however, appears to contravene the public message to registrants regarding PHO prescriptions, vaccinations and use of the title and may lead to an investigation.
Aalderink staged a large-scale protest outside the Royal Inland Hospital on September 1, which drew hundreds from all over the world who opposed the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workplaces and businesses.