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Rising complaints on Ontario health care quality: patient ombudsman report

TORONTO — Ontario’s patient ombudsman says he has seen a rising number of complaints about poor quality of care in the health-care system and an increase in use of force by hospital security. The findings come in the patient ombudsman’s annual report released today. There were more than 3,300 complaints …

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Ontario Nurses’ Association says bargaining with hospitals has broken down

Contract talks between nurses and the Ontario Hospital Association have broken down and will now head to arbitration, the nurses’ union said Friday. The two sides began bargaining in late January and mediation had started on Wednesday but no deal was reached. “This round of negotiations has been incredibly difficult …

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Ontario expanding firefighter cancer coverage for WSIB claims

TORONTO — Ontario is expanding workplace coverage of cancers for firefighters. Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton says pancreatic and thyroid cancers in firefighters will now be presumed to be work related. He says this will allow firefighters to speed up their Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims. McNaughton says the …

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Trudeau, Manitoba premier to make child care announcement in Winnipeg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to make a child care announcement Friday in Winnipeg. The Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau and Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson are to meet with parents to talk about the importance of affordable, high-quality child care before a news conference. He is then scheduled to visit …

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Ontario reviewing nursing agency practices in long-term care homes, minister says

Ontario is reviewing pricing practices of nursing agencies involved in long-term care homes, the minister responsible for the file said Wednesday. Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra said at the legislature that his deputy minister has formed a technical advisory committee to examine the issue in response to queries about price …

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Health system crisis: When travelling for care is the only option but fast care is needed

When it comes to an accident, speed is paramount in ensuring patients have the best chance of recovery, but with a healthcare system in crisis, speedy care is not always the case. Micheal Groulx, 32, a small business owner from Angus, Ont., was framing a house in Collingwood last Wednesday …

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Province planning to bring 350 nurses to Manitoba after recruiting mission in Philippines – Winnipeg

A Manitoba delegation has returned from the Philippines and it’s bringing with it some help for Manitoba’s ailing health-care system. The government said the five-day visit exceeded expectations and they were able to provide 350 letters of intent to nurses, which was more than they hoped. This includes 190 registered …

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Staffing issues still affecting care for sex, domestic assault victims in Winnipeg: nurse – Winnipeg

Staff shortages are still forcing survivors of sexual assault and abuse — including children — to leave without a forensic exam at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre more than a month after the nurses union raised alarms about the issue, according to a nurse working at the hospital. In late January, …

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Ontario public health units press province for more stable funding

TORONTO — Ontario’s public health units are calling on the government to stop using one-time funding to bridge a gap it created four years ago, and to provide them with a predictable source of money as they address a backlog of services built up over the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug …

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Winnipeg man who says home care failed his dying wife plans to speak at Manitoba Legislature – Winnipeg

An empty bedroom now sits at the end of the hall where Eric de Schepper’s wife spent her final days. “Being in this room here is, is actually quite comfortable. It feels like there is still some essence of Katherine here,” de Schepper said Monday. Katherine Ellis died of pancreatic …

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