If the Ebola outbreak were in Calgary…

Toronto, Ont. – “ If the Ebola outbreak were in Calgary the federal government would likely act, because people would be dying on the floors and at the doorways of overwhelmed hospitals, in their homes and on the streets. Canada would call out desperately for help and we would want that call to be answered from around the world. Today our federal government again turned its back on Africa and African lives, “ said Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE. Read More...

Federal government’s response to Ebola crisis is negligent, inhumane and insufficient

Toronto, Ont. – If Ebola comes to Canada, the federal government will share significant responsibility, says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE (OCHU). “ The Harper government’s laissez-faire attitude towards Ebola is evidenced by its refusal to provide mobile hospitals to stricken African nations, its refusal of formal requests for personal protective equipment which were then sold off and its failure to mobilize our nation’s healthcare resources fully behind the fight against Ebola in Africa”.
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Rally at Temiskaming Hospital Monday, campaign to draw attention of Minister to cutbacks

New Liskeard, Ont. – Staff of the Temiskaming Hospital will rally on Monday October 20, at noon, to protest plans to cut staff and services, says Arlene Hearn, president of local 904 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Read More...

Media Conference Wednesday to announce community campaign against cuts to Temiskaming Hospital

NEW LISKEARD, ON, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - There will be a media conference on Wednesday October 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library branch, to announce a campaign to oppose plans to cut staff and services, at Temiskaming Hospital.
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Haliburton, Minden high seniors population spurs community meetings on long-term care, October 14, 15

HALIBURTON, Ont. – With a seniors population (those over 65 years old) in Minden, Haliburton of nearly 28 per cent – that’s almost double the percentage of seniors in Ontario –options for long-term care (LTC) and care quality for residents are top-of-mind for many area families. Read More...

Ontario government indifference fostering systemic neglect, hastening incontinence of LTC residents, finds PSW, RPN focus group study

Kenora, ON – Ontario government indifference to care quality, provincial policies and low funding for long-term care are fostering systemic neglect of residents, say personal support workers (PSWs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) who took part in intensive focus group sessions in five Ontario communities.
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