$6.4 million year loss to Sudbury economy, if hospital laundry jobs cut

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury’s local economy will take a yearly $6.4 million financial hit, if the laundry is closed and 50 hospital laundry workers lose their jobs. That’s the finding of the independent economic impact analysis, Greater Sudbury council asked for earlier in January, to assess the effect of a Health Sciences North (HSN) decision…

Hospital, MPP offside with 92 per cent of Sudburians who want hospital laundry jobs saved

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury lost 700 jobs last month and the results of a poll released today indicates that overwhelmingly the community expects large employers like the regional hospital and MPP Glenn Thibeault to save jobs locally. 91.9 per cent of those polled said they do not support a decision by Health Sciences North (HSN)…

Open 45 permanent beds at KGH to deal with critical bed shortage: Province urged

KINGSTON, ON — With hospital occupancy at between 101 and 120 per cent for several months at Kingston General Hospital (KGH), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1974 and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of CUPE called on the province today to open at least 45 fully-funded and staffed beds at the hospital.…

“Fix chronic shortage of inpatient beds at KGH” OCHU/CUPE calls for new (45) permanent beds at Friday media conference

KINGSTON, ON — The fix to a consistently too-full Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is “not ill patients triaging themselves at home and staying away from hospital. It’s not sick patients on gurneys in hallways with overworked staff trying to keep up.  The solution to the chronic shortage of inpatient beds must be a permanent one;…

Open 40 permanent hospital beds in Sudbury to deal with critical bed shortage

SUDBURY, ON — The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) today called on the province to open at least 40 fully-funded and permanent beds at Health Sciences North (HSN). The beds are needed to alleviate the consistent strain from insufficient beds at the hospital, recently highlighted by the influx of patients suffering from the flu…

Recover capacity and ensure patient safety, open 50 permanent hospital beds in Windsor, province urged

WINDSOR, ON — The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) today called on the province to open at least 50 fully-funded and permanent hospital beds for Windsor Regional Hospital. The beds are needed to deal with the strain on the hospital system to stem the persistent bed capacity problem, recently highlighted by the influx of…

Sudbury hospital silence, MPP stall tactics “letting down our whole community”, say laundry workers rallying at HSN on Wednesday

SUDBURY, ON — As the clock ticks to the end of March layoff date for 38 Sudbury hospital laundry workers, “all we have is silence from the hospital and stall tactics from our MPP. But we aren’t going way and we know we have community support behind us to have these layoffs reversed,” say laundry…

Over 93 per cent of Hamilton residents support provincial funding increases for area hospitals and 89 per cent for long-term care

HAMILTON, ON — There is overwhelming support among Hamilton residents for a significant funding increase for hospitals and long-term care homes, a poll released today found. 93.5 per cent of the 855 respondents polled, say they would support a real funding increase of at least 5 per cent for hospitals. Asked whether they support a funding increase…

Massive support in Hamilton for increased hospital and long-term care funding — poll release Monday

HAMILTON, ON — The results of a poll about the Hamilton health care system, with a focus on area hospitals and long-term care homes will be released in Hamilton on Monday (January 30, 2017) at 10:30 a.m. at 795 King Street East, Hamilton. The poll conducted on January 22, 2017 surveys 855 Hamilton residents, 20…