The Ford Conservatives passed Bill 7, forcing seniors and people with disabilities to be moved without their consent from hospitals to long-term care homes up to 150 kilometres away in the north and up to 70 kilometres away in the rest of the province.
This does nothing to address the healthcare crisis. It doesn’t add more long-term care or hospital beds, nor does it provide better care for Ontarians.
What Bill 7 does do is strip patients of their rights by authorizing their transfer to a long-term care (LTC) home without their consent, potentially hours away from the support of family and friends. It wrongly blames the most vulnerable people for a healthcare crisis that is not their fault.
Bill 7 also fails to make the proper investment needed in the province’s overburdened and understaffed hospitals, home care, rehabilitative care, and LTC homes to ensure the support people need.
Before even more families are devastated by this bill, we are calling on Minister Calandra and the Ford Conservatives to do the right thing and protect the dignity of Ontarians needing ongoing medical care and ensure they are not forced, against their will, into a LTC facility that is ill-equipped to provide them with the proper care.
Have your voice heard. Act NOW to send a message and say NO to Bill 7.