Fort Frances residents invited to community rally/BBQ, in defense of public health care on Wednesday
Health care in northwestern Ontario is under very real threat as Progressive Conservative restructuring centralizes key decision-making from communities into Thunder Bay, along with vital services like ambulance dispatch.
For hospital services, real funding cuts planned by the PC government for the next few years are, in fact, “well beyond early forecasts and especially alarming given we are overwhelmed today with a serious lack of hospital capacity,” says the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE (OCHU) president Michael Hurley. “The Progressive Conservatives are on track to deliver a patient access crisis, all the while using a massive health system restructuring to divert attention from the cuts coming to staff, beds and hospital capacity and privatization.”
Instead of “protecting what matter’s most,” the PC plans mean that hospitals are being especially targeted.
A public forum featuring Ontario Health Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra –
co-sponsored by the Ontario Health Coalition and OCHU – will be held on Wednesday at
7:00 p.m. at Kenora’s Seven Generations Education Institute.
For more information, please contact:
Michael Hurley, President, OCHU/CUPE, 416-884-0770
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications, 416-559-9300, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Source: CUPE Ontario