Hamilton hospitals funding cuts will climb to $255 Million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

HAMILTON, 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 $255 Million for Hamilton’s hospitals. Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the provincial Conservatives own budget…

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

Hamilton, On – Although Hamilton’s population is growing and aging, Ontario’s Conservative government is planning multiple years of budget cuts to area hospitals. That’s in addition to the $42 Million in cuts for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and St. Joseph’s Health Care (in 2019) exposed just a few days ago. “What’s coming will be much…

With record high hallway medicine, how will Toronto hospitals fare under strain of $1B more in Conservative cuts? Media conference Thursday

TORONTO, ON – Already struggling with a summer of record-high emergency room (ER) wait times, increasing hallway health care and the flu season in the offing, how will Toronto’s hospitals fare under the strain of a $1Billion more in cuts that the Conservatives have signaled making? At a media conference Thursday, September 12, 2019 at…

Hallway medicine to end in a year, says Premier, but with $8 billion more in cuts coming, new report finds Durham Region shorted 40 hospital beds, 778 staff

OSHAWA, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Oshawa today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is now apparent…

Hallway medicine to end in a year, says Premier, but with $8 billion more in cuts coming, new report finds Huron Perth shorted 21 hospital beds, 140 staff

STRATFORD, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Stratford today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is now apparent…

With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” London shorted 222 hospital beds, 1,762 staff, new report finds

LONDON, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in London today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is…

Union calls on Conservatives to reverse both 2.3 per cent fee increase for seniors and real budget cut of more than 1 per cent to long-term care in 2019

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Conservatives are planning to raise the co-payment fees that long-term care residents pay by 2.3 per cent, one of the highest price hikes in the last decade. A middle-class senior in care will pay about $500 more a year. CUPE is calling on the provincial government to reverse those increases and…

One year later; are London hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Thursday

LONDON, ON – When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending hallway medicine, increasing system capacity and no public sector staff layoffs, while cutting government spending on services. Now, one year later, have the PCs delivered? How they are really doing to enhance patients’ access to…

With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Peterborough shorted 53 hospital beds, 280 staff, new report finds

PETERBOROUGH, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Peterborough today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is…