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New Brunswick virtual health-care service violating Official Languages Act: report – New Brunswick

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 3, 2024 11:09 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size New Brunswick’s official languages commissioner says the province’s online health-care service is violating provincial law by failing to consistently provide services in French. Shirley MacLean has issued two …

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Ford government wins battle to keep health-care staffing shortage figures secret

The Ford government has won a privacy battle to keep the extent of its nursing, personal support worker and physician shortage secret after Ontario’s privacy watchdog ruled that revealing them could be economically damaging. In September 2022, Global News filed and subsequently appealed a freedom of information request with the …

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Study finds First Nations patients are more likely to leave ER without care – National

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 22, 2024 7:28 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Researchers say First Nations patients are more likely to leave Alberta emergency departments before receiving care than non-Indigenous patients. They say a new study shows that anti-Indigenous …

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Manitoba NDP government, PCs finger-pointing over health-care worker recruitment program – Winnipeg

The Manitoba NDP government and the opposition Progressive Conservatives are pointing the finger at each other over the recruitment of nurses from overseas. In 2023, the previous PC government promised to recruit 300 health-care workers from the Philippines to help bolster staffing in the province’s struggling health-care system. During question …

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Winnipeg residents living with disabilities left struggling amid health-care support worker strike – Winnipeg

On Wednesday, 160 health-care support workers walked off the job at Ten Ten Sinclair, a housing development company in the city for people with various physical disabilities. The job action has left tenants at the company’s Forkus properties feeling like they have fallen through the cracks. “I have received one …

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Advocacy group accuses Ontario of trying to ‘dismantle’ public health-care system

A health-care advocacy group in Ontario is accusing the Ford government of deliberately underfunding public health care to benefit for-profit clinics in the province. A new report by the Ontario Health Coalition has compiled a master list of unused operating room capacity — space the organization says the government could …

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Rural and remote doctors are burning out. What will it take to help them? – National

The federal government is offering more money to incentivize doctors and nurses to work in rural and remote communities where medical access is most dire across the country. The government will now forgive up to $60,000 of Canada Student Loans for family physicians and up to $30,000 for nurses or …

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Manitoba international students face health-care dilemma due to lack of coverage – Winnipeg

Manitoba international students continue to struggle with healthcare according to a new report. Published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the report highlights testimonies from international students about the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We believe that the findings presented in this report shed light on an important human …

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Health-care workers recruited from trip to Philippines in Manitoba: province – Winnipeg

Thirty-five health-care workers recruited from the former provincial government’s trip to the Philippines are in Manitoba, a provincial spokesperson tells Global News. The February 2023 trip aimed to bring 300 registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN), and health-care aides to Manitoba. 348 candidates received letters of intent, and the …

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‘Dire consequence’: Ontario doctors pitch plan for buckling health-care sector

With a family doctor shortage, increasing burnout among health-care workers and ever-growing wait times at emergency departments putting more and more pressure on Ontario’s health-care system, the province’s doctors are hoping the government heeds their suggestions for solutions. “We are in a state of dire consequence if we don’t do …

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