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OPSEU Diablogue: Province needs to look at evidence around hospital mergers

Murray Martin should change his name to Dr. Doom. Now in retirement, the former CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences is full of swagger about tough choices for health care, suggesting rising interest rates would pressure the government into making big … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Price too high for Scarborough-Rouge hospitals to sustain merger plan

In the end the price was too much. The merger between the Scarborough and Rouge Valley hospitals appears to be sidelined after months of intense activity including unprecedented community consultation. March 15 The Scarborough Hospital board passed a resolution that … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Scarborough-Rouge merger comes with costly conditions

The merger of The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) with the Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) will not come cheap. Last night the hospital boards approved the idea of merger but only under very specific and costly conditions. Nor will the merger … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Scarborough-Rouge Merger: Some potential questions for tonight’s tele-town hall

Tonight The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System are having their second public telephone town hall to discuss the benefits and risks of a merger. The first town hall on September 24 attracted more than 8,000 participants. The irony of … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Scarborough-Rouge: Merger process open, if not entirely perfect

After a lengthy period where hospitals appeared to be more interested in regional cooperation than formal mergers, the trend appears to be shifting again. The financially stressed Scarborough Hospital has been looking for a dance partner for some time, initially … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Plan to radically remake Windsor hospitals

The Windsor Star suggests today that the city is likely to be reduced to one acute care hospital. Hotel Dieu and Windsor Regional have agreed to a partnership that will see all acute services delivered from the Regional. Hotel Dieu … Continue reading →