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OPSEU Diablogue: Nursing home placement — Who has the greater crisis?

Yesterday we looked at the challenge of CCACs is managing scarcity amid too few available nursing home beds in the province. One of the ways of placing a client into the nursing home faster – albeit with a three-month median … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Managing scarcity in long term care

Managing scarcity can be very time consuming. Ontario has been wrestling with rules around managing the shortage of long-term care beds, trying to find ways to meet sometimes contradictory objectives of freeing up hospital beds, reuniting spouses, accommodating veterans, prioritizing … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Expensive systems — privatization in other public sectors should be a warning for health care

Health care is not the only public service to experience reckless ventures into private delivery of key components. The Auditor General of Ontario (AG) raises numerous questions about costly private delivery of public services in his recent review of Metrolinx, the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: More bad news for private diagnostic facilities

Those darn private for-profit health care facilities. You can’t locate them where you need them. You can’t tell if their doctor owners are padding their pockets with unnecessary referrals. Quality assurance is still questionable. So, the government concludes, let’s speed … Continue reading →