Media Advisory: A delegation of concerned paramedics to visit Minister of Health Christine Elliott at her constituency office on Friday

NEWMARKET, ON – On Friday, November 15th, at 11 a.m., paramedics represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will visit the constituency office of Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Paramedics are concerned about government plans to restructure land ambulance in Ontario, and rumours of privatization. Many communities are already grappling with ambulance shortages…

Northumberland Hills hospital on track for a loss akin to 12 beds and 97 staff under Ford Conservatives

COBOURG, ON – A report released today in Cobourg shows that hospitals in Northumberland could lose (in today’s terms) 12 beds and 97 staff under the provincial Conservatives’ fiscal plan. Patients, too, are losing out as across the province, emergency room wait times have increased 13.2 per cent since Doug Ford’s government was elected just…

With record high hallway medicine, how will Northumberland’s hospitals fare under strain of more in Conservative cuts? Media conference Wednesday

COBOURG, ON – Already struggling with increasing hallway health care and the flu season in the offing, how will Northumberland’s hospitals fare under the strain of billions of dollars more in provincial cuts the Conservatives have signaled making in health care? At a media conference Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (10:00 a.m.) at the Columbus Community…

Care staff at Gravenhurst Sienna Senior Living take rare step of picketing their employer over tens of thousands in pay owed them

GRAVENHURST, ON – Area long-term care staff, who have for many years openly advocated for increased care levels for residents, are taking the rare step of going public with a workplace-related issue that affects them directly – their own outstanding pay. The 160 front-line staff at Sienna Senior Living in Gravenhurst are owed almost two…

Provincial funding cut to Dryden hospital will climb to $1.25 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

DRYDEN, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future real funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $1.25 million for the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the…

Provincial funding cut to Thunder Bay hospitals will climb to $55.6 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

THUNDER BAY, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future real funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $55.6 million for Thunder Bay area hospitals. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the…

Sault hospitals’ funding cut will climb to $26.5 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future real funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $26.5 million for Sault Ste. Marie area hospitals. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office…

Dryden patients, hospital face grim future under years of Conservative funding cuts: CUPE to release projected shortfalls to 2023

DRYDEN, ON – Although Dryden’s population is aging, Ontario’s Conservative government is planning multiple years of deep budget cuts to the Dryden Regional Health Centre. “What’s coming will be bigger because the cuts compound,” says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). Hurley will hold a media conference at 10:00…

North Bay hospital’s funding cut will climb to $32 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

NORTH BAY, ON – Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $32 million for North Bay’s regional hospital. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the provincial…

Thunder Bay patients, hospitals face grim future under years of Conservative funding cuts: CUPE to release projected shortfalls to 2023

THUNDER BAY, ON – Although Thunder Bay’s population is aging, Ontario’s Conservative government is planning multiple years of deep budget cuts to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and the hospital component of the St. Joseph’s Care Group. “What’s coming will be bigger because the cuts compound,” says Michael Hurley, the president of…