Le Lézard
Classified in: Health, Business
Subjects: MAV, LBR, CPG

Media advisory - With record high hallway medicine, how will Toronto hospitals fare under strain of $1B more in Conservative cuts? Media conference Thursday

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Already struggling with a summer of record-high emergency room (ER) wait times, increasing hallway health care and the flu season in the offing, how will Toronto's hospitals fare under the strain of a $1Billion more in cuts that the Conservatives have signaled making?

Logo: Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) / Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) (CNW Group/Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE))

At a media conference Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. (corner of Bond and Queen St. East, beside St. Michael's Hospital) the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario, will release data that projects how many Toronto hospital staff and beds would be cut under the Ford PC plans.

"Since the Conservatives were elected in the summer of 2018, things have gotten significantly worse in Ontario as far as hospital over-capacity, ER wait times, hallway medicine and the number of seniors with complex conditions waiting for long-term care beds, are concerned," says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE). 

Despite PC announcements for new long-term care beds they say will alleviate hallway health care, the LTC umbrella association reports that an additional 1,087 Ontarians are on the waiting list for a bed. That's an increase of 3.2 per cent in the last year. Also, very alarming is that wait times in ERs increased 13.2 per cent in the first year of the Conservative government.

Further, Hurley says, the PCs are "making matters worse by cutting hospital capacity while using a new round of health system restructuring to distract Ontarians from the lack of hospital beds and care."

The OCHU/CUPE report 'Protecting What Matters Most' looks at health ministry spending restraint outlined in the 2019 Ontario budget while factoring inflation, population and aging growth cost pressures.

The data being released Thursday morning incorporates the recent budget and economic review of Ontario's Financial Accountability Office (FAO) which shows that the government plans $8 billion in health care cuts by 2023-24. For Toronto, that means $1Billion more in unannounced hospital and other health care cuts.

SOURCE Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

These press releases may also interest you

at 09:55
American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC (the "Company") reported it had filed a petition for voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization today with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware. Once approved by the Court, this filing will allow the Company to continue...

at 09:52
WorldHotels today introduced a new collection of hotels and resorts that brings to life the uncommon vision of independent hoteliers: WorldHotels Crafted Collection. Announced today at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), WorldHotels...

at 09:51
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Jackson Physician Search, a firm specializing in the permanent recruitment of physicians, physician leaders and advanced practice providers throughout the U.S., today announced a new executive...

at 09:45
Kerrisdale Capital, a private investment manager, has published a report explaining its short position in Principia Biopharma Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company whose $2 billion valuation is driven by misleading clinical data and an ineffective...

at 09:45
Bruckhaus Quist, a global investment management firm that offers actively managed, global investment solutions to clients around the world, including pension funds, corporations, charities and individuals, announced today a new strategy designed to...

at 09:42
Mattamy Homes is proud to announce that the company has been named as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the second consecutive year. Receiving a record number of submissions for...

News published on 11 september 2019 at 13:51 and distributed by: