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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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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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How Ontario health minister Sylvia Jones spent her 1st month in office

Across Ontario, as Sylvia Jones was being sworn in as minister of health, the province was pockmarked with emergency room closures and scaled-back operations as a staffing crisis took hold of the health-care system. The Perth and Smith District Falls Hospital was forced to close its ER for almost a …

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Critics blast Ford government’s continued defence of Bill 124 after new revelations

The Ford government is facing furious criticism after internal documents, obtained by Global News, acknowledged that low wages and Bill 124 have had a negative impact on Ontario’s ability to retain nurses in the province’s health care sector. The internal government documents, which were intended to brief Health Minister Sylvia …

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