Demonstrations pushing for Increased funding and staffing for healthcare in Ontario
Demonstrations to push the provincial Liberal government for increased funding for hospitals and long-term care are planned for: February 6 at noon in Hamilton, at the General Hospital, Barton Street, April 25 in Kenora, June 15 in Sudbury and on October 27 in Ottawa.
Following the demonstration in Kingston on October 27, the provincial government announced an additional 1% in funding for Ontario's hospitals. While this brings funding for hospitals in this year to 3%, their real operating costs are close to 5%.
These demonstrations are pushing for funding for hospitals and long-term care that would cover their real costs on an ongoing basis.
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Campaign to reduce deaths due to hospital acquired infections
Activists are on a 20 community tour of Ontario in January releasing the study (below) on hospital acquired infections. The union is calling for the provincial government to:
- open staffed hospital beds to end over-crowding and bring system occu[ancy down to 85%
- add cleaners and infection control staff at every hospital
-fund a deep clean of every hospital
-ban the privatization of cleaning
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