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Palliative and End-of-Life Round Table Report from John Fraser, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Parliamentary Assistant Fraser had invited OSSCO to participate in one of several Roundtable discussions on Palliative and End of Life Care. Board member Anna Zachariah and Executive Director Elizabeth Macnab shared personal  stories as well as those received from OSSCO members.  The outcome is the following report which will inform the government’s plan for strengthening palliative and end-of-life care. It is being released today, along with an announcement outlining the government’s...

Ontario Investing Over $4 Million to Expand R&D in Medical Devices

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Investment Will Create Jobs and Increase ExportsMarch 17, 2016 9:30 A.M.Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Ontario is partnering with Baylis Medical Company to support an R&D expansion project at the company's Mississauga manufacturing plant that will increase exports, create 84 new jobs and retain 194 positions. Ontario will invest up to $4.22 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund to support Baylis' expansion into a new state-of-the-art facility that...

Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment

Date: March 11, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Developing Comprehensive Strategy on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care March 11, 2016 8:45 A.M.I Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is proposing to invest an additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to palliative and end-of-life care. This investment would improve community-based hospice and palliative care services including: Supporting up to 20 new hospices across Ontario and increasing the...

GTA hospital didn't notify police about allegations seniors had been sexually assaulted

Date: March 10, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

  A Toronto-area hospital didn't alert police after allegations were made that a staff member sexually assaulted at least five elderly patients, CBC News has learned. Instead, the Richmond Hill, Ont., hospital fired the man, a personal support worker, and he went on to find a similar job at another health-care facility. For detail click here.  

Charges could be laid in TCH seniors building fire that killed three people

Date: March 3, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Charges could be laid against Toronto Community Housing after it was discovered there was furniture in the hallway of a building where a fatal fire happened on Friday, according to Toronto Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop. Three people died and fifteen people were taken to hospital after fire broke out top floor of the five-storey TCH building on Neilson Road Friday afternoon. It is believed the fire was caused by careless smoking on a couch in the hallway. Toronto fire can lay charges against...

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