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…

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

PETERBOROUGH, 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” Cornwall shorted 18 hospital beds, 132 staff, new report finds

CORNWALL, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Cornwall 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…

With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Quinte shorted 33 hospital beds, 230 staff, new report finds

BELLEVILLE, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Belleville 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…

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

CORNWALL, 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…

Fedeli’s funding for the North Bay hospital still comes up short; $4 million more needed “just for the hospital to stand still”

NORTH BAY, ON – “It is understandable that former finance minister and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is compelled to defend his government’s 2019 budget and their overall funding plan for hospitals. However,” says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE), “the reality of the funding allocated for the North Bay Regional…

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

BELLEVILLE, 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…

Health minister urged to overrule “poorly thought out” decision to close forensic pathology in Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Dufferin

HAMILTON, ON – Ontario’s health minister is being urged by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to overrule closing the forensic pathology unit at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre and moving 1,300 medical-legal autopsies and investigations in sudden or suspicious deaths annually for Hamilton/Niagara/Brant, to Toronto. Calling the decision to close the unit, which contradicts…