OPSEU Diablogue: The end of efficiency – will appropriate care become the new system of rationing hospital services?

The relentless pursuit of efficiency may be coming to an end for Ontario hospitals. Thank goodness. As former OHA chief Tom Closson said today at Longwood’s Breakfast With The Chiefs forum, year after year it gets more difficult for hospital … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: SBGHC — Rosebush sets objective to balance budget without cuts to staff or services

If there has been one good news story this summer it’s this: CEO Paul Rosebush sent a memo to all physicians and staff at his South Bruce Grey Health Centre in July telling them that the hospital’s fiscal shortfall for … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: SBGHC: Small, rural, and looking to find $622,000

When the province introduced its new hospital funding formula, it specifically highlighted its intention not to subject small rural hospitals to it. Evidently when the Minister meant small, she meant very small. South Bruce Grey Health Centre is reporting that … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Hospitals to compete on cost as province introduces new funding mechanisms

In March Deb Matthews told the media that 36 hospitals will have their budgets cut by as much as three per cent when this year’s new hospital funding formula rolls out. This week the Ministry held a technical briefing and … Continue reading →