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Coalition Calls for Long-Term Plan to Reinvest & Rebuild Hospital Bed Capacity

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Coalition Calls for Long-Term Plan to Reinvest & Rebuild Hospital Bed Capacity Toronto – A memo obtained by the NDP, released in the media today, reveals that more than 4,300 patients stayed on stretchers in hospital corridors and the like for significant lengths of time, often waiting 40 – 70 hours for a bed, as the Brampton Civic hospital grappled with “Code Gridlock” for 65 days this year. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Ontario hospitals in every medium-to-large sized town...

CCMW's Letter To The Premier Regarding Bill 62

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

  October 23, 2017 The Honourable Philippe CouillardPremier of QuebecMercier Building, 3rd floor835 boul. Rene-Levesque EastQuebec, G1A 1B4 Re: BILL 62 Dear Premier, We, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), are committed to the equality, equity and empowerment of all Canadian Muslim women. We are concerned about your government’s passage of Bill 62, which is inappropriately named “Religious Neutrality.” The Bill targets some Muslim women in the guise of security,...

Massive New Health Legislation Bill 160 Allows Private Hospitals, Changes Ambulance/Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes Act Among Others

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Health Coalition - Urgent Update With No Public Consultation Ontario's  Government has Introduced Massive New Legislation  that Lifts the Ban on Private Hospitals and Changes the Ambulance Act, Long-Term Care Homes Act and Retirement Homes Act, among others ------------ The government introduced the legislation last month and it has passed second reading. The Standing Committee on General Government is holding only four days of public hearings, only in Toronto. The Ontario...

Patients’ and Coalition’s Claims Supported by Release of New Data on London Hospitals

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Patients’ and Coalition’s Claims Supported by Release of New Data on London Hospitals London – Health coalition advocates, concerned about reports that London Health Sciences Centre was running at alarming rates of overcrowding in September, asked their local MPPs to look into the issue. London MPPs Teresa Armstrong and Peggy Sattler arranged for a freedom of information request to access hospital data. The numbers are horrific. Since May, the psychiatric unit has been running at...


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