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…

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…