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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…

The time for care standard in legislation long-term care residents, is “now” Peterborough media conference set for Monday 10:30 a.m.

PETERBOROUGH, ON — Following tragic stories coming from several Ontario long-term care homes this month, there’s a renewed scrutiny on resident care quality and safety. There is no doubt say Peterborough area personal support workers, registered practical nurses and others working on the front lines in long-term, along with residents’ families, that the crisis in…

Long-term care staff urge non-partisan approach to new Bill that increases nursing and personal care for residents

TORONTO, ON – Increasing nursing and personal care levels for long-term care residents should be a priority for all Ontario MPPs regardless of party affiliation, say front line care staff with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). They are urging non-partisan support for private members’ legislation introduced today that amends the Long-Term Care Homes…

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CUPE nurses, PSWs at Queen’s Park Tuesday for reintroduction of Bill to increase care levels for long-term care residents

QUEEN’S PARK (TORONTO), ON – Personal support workers, nurses and other long-term care staff members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will join the NDP tomorrow for the reintroduction of legislation to improve care levels for nursing home residents.   A media conference to present the new Bill is scheduled for October 4,…