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Layoffs at Simcoe County hospital due to funding cuts spark concern for Ontario Nurses Assoc.

Amid calls to bring more health-care workers to the province, the Ontario Nurses Association worries 13 nurses laid off at a Simcoe County hospital is just the start of a downward spiral. The Ontario Nurses Association confirmed to Global News that 13 nurses at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ont., …

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Ambulance delays, shortages in Ontario worsen even as new funding flows

As Ontario’s health-care crisis intensified, the province was asked to double down on a policy created more than a decade ago to reduce how long ambulances are stuck in emergency rooms. In 2008, the then-Liberal government began employing nurses at Ontario hospitals to help unload ambulances and get paramedics back …

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Ontario set aside funds for 2 private hospitals as part of surgery backlog strategy

As the Ford government strategized ways to cut down on the COVID-19 surgical backlog, provincial health officials set aside a small pot of public funding for private hospitals and independent heath facilities, according to documents obtained by Global News. A Ministry of Health presentation on the province’s surgical and diagnostic …

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Read in full: The internal Ford government docs that admit impact of Bill 124

A Ministry of Health presentation prepared for Sylvia Jones admitted that Bill 124 was affecting retention of health-care workers in Ontario. The document was obtained by Global News through a freedom of information request. It was contained inside a transition binder prepared for Jones when she took office in 2022. …

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Understaffed amid increased calls, Sask. paramedics address rise in demand

The Paramedic Services Chiefs of Saskatchewan (PSCS) said they have received more than 171,300 events this year for ground ambulances in the province, which equates to 470 events a day. Steven Skoworodko, president of PSCS, said that number has risen, noting that it had 171,000 events last year, and 143,000 …

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