Low provincial funding shortchanges Hamilton long-term care residents by 1,172 hours of care daily

HAMILTON, ON — While staffing falls short in other provinces, Ontario provides less care than reported by any other province. No other province reports fewer long-term care health care staff per resident (or per bed) than Ontario. A research report – Long-Term Care Understaffing Fewer Hands in Hamilton – prepared by the Canadian Union of Public…

Less care for Hamilton long-term care residents because Ontario among lowest funders, new research released Monday

HAMILTON, ON — Like in other Ontario communities, Hamilton area long-term care residents receive less care from less staff than just about anywhere elsewhere in Canada, a report being released Monday in Hamilton has found. The new research by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) indicates that not only is long-term care underfunded in…

Give us something “meaningful” for Nursing Week, Kingston nurses call on MPP for help to end violence against health care staff

  KINGSTON, ON — The problem of patient and family member violence against nurses and other health care staff is widespread and Kingston area nurses who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1974 want something done. Violent assaults occur against 1 out of 2 nurses each year.   “A health care…

Patients in solariums, early discharge and not enough care to continue with provincial budget short $350 million for hospitals

SUDBURY, ON — Restoring hospital funding to deal with population and inflationary pressures is a priority for many Ontarians and the political party that delivers will reap the benefits in the next election, said the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) president Michael Hurley today. In Sudbury to announce a June 8 rally in the…

More hospital cuts as provincial budget disappoints; media conference Wednesday to announce June provincial rally in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON — Despite telegraphing a much-needed provincial funding injection into hospitals in last week’s budget, “Ontario’s Liberals again didn’t deliver for hospital patients,” says Michael Hurley president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE).   Hurley and Dave Shelefontiuk the president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1623 will hold a media…

“Help discourage violent attacks on health staff”, nurses ask MPPs to support change to Criminal Code for nurses week

TORONTO, ON — Two Ontario nurses were at Queen’s Park to tell MPPs from all parties that they want “something meaningful” for Nursing Week this May. “We need your help to discourage the wave of violent assaults by patients and patients’ families on Ontario nurses and other health care staff,” they said in asking MPPs to support…

“We need MPP’s help to end violence against health care staff,” say nurses at Queen’s Park Tuesday, looking for all party support for changes to Criminal Code

TORONTO, ON — Violent assaults occur against 1 out of 2 nurses each year. Two Ontario nurses are at a Queen’s Park media conference tomorrow (Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.) looking for all party support for a motion calling on the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to make violence against health…

Tuesday rally for increased health care funding at Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital

KENORA, ON — There will be a rally to call for increased health care funding on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 noon at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora. The rally will feature Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National president Mark Hancock and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hospital staff from across Ontario…

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Low provincial funding shortchanges Ottawa long-term care residents by 1,460 hours of care daily

OTTAWA, ON — While staffing falls short in other provinces, Ontario provides less care than reported by any other province. No other province reports fewer long-term care health care staff per resident (or per bed) than Ontario. A research report – Long-Term Care Understaffing Fewer Hands in Ottawa – prepared by the Canadian Union of Public…

Province urged to look deeper at causes of violence, unsafe staffing levels to learn from horrific beating of St. Joseph’s Villa resident

HAMILTON, ON — Failure to protect Ontario long-term care home residents, like James Acker who suffered a severe beating at the hands of another resident at St. Joseph Villa in Dundas from all forms of assaults, “lies with the provincial government. To keep residents safer, the health ministry must look deeper into the systemic causes…