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: October 27 in Ottawa and February 6 in Oshawa, May 8 in Toronto and October 10 in Toronto.
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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