Botched operations at private UK surgery clinics hurting patients, wreak havoc

Cautionary lesson for Ontario to not expand use of private clinics here

TORONTO, Ont. — Botched operations at private surgery clinics in the United Kingdom (UK) are costing UK patients their eyesight and mobility and the public health care system a lot of money, recent reports show. So why would Ontario’s provincial government move forward with a scheme to divert surgeries and procedures from public hospital to private clinics here? Asks Michael Hurley the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU).
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Rally at Wingham District Hospital Thursday to draw attention of new Minister to cutbacks

Wingham, Ont. – Staff of the Wingham District hospital will rally on Thursday July 26, at noon, to protest plans to cut staff and services, says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE (OCHU).
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Thousands of patient and LTC resident meals tossed out, uneaten each day

“This can change,” says UK better hospital food advocate at Belleville media conference Thursday during Ontario local food week
BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Good nutrition and patient convalescent care are linked. Yet each day in Ontario thousands of hospital patients’ meals are left uneaten and wind-up in the trash. Read More...

Thousands of patient and LTC resident meals tossed out, uneaten each day

“This can change,” says UK better hospital food advocate at Ottawa media conference tomorrow
OTTAWA, Ont. – Good nutrition and patient convalescent care are linked. Yet each day in Ontario thousands of hospital patients’ meals are left uneaten and wind-up in the trash. Read More...

Why is Vic electioneering in southern Ontario?

Media conference tomorrow 11 a.m., new post card aims to get attention of local MPP

NORTH BAY, ON – Like an episode of the cartoon Where’s Waldo, there have been sightings of Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli all over southern Ontario dogging Liberal campaign events. But hospital workers trying to stop a 59-bed cut at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) think Fedeli should be sticking closer to home and working on keeping services, beds and jobs from being slashed at the local hospital. Read More...

Report exposes “discrimination” against frail, elderly Ontario patients

Groups pursuing legal options to challenge health reforms disadvantaging seniors
Ottawa, Ont. – There is an inherent bias and active systemic age discrimination in the application of provincial health reforms that is causing harm to frail, elderly patients, the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said at a media conference in Ottawa today. Read More...